6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 12, 2016

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  1. JDF Warning – INDECOM Search Warrant Too Risky, Solicitor General Tells Court. The nation’s solicitor general, Nicole Foster-Pusey, is warning that granting the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) a warrant to search the army’s Up Park Camp headquarters could shake international confidence in Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Sugar Packaging Concerns As BSJ Slow To Implement Revised Standards. President of the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association, Metry Seaga, has described as untenable Government’s failure to implement the mandatory guidelines which, among other things, will set much higher/stricter public-health requirements for the conditions under which raw (brown) and refined (granulated) sugar are packaged for sale in the retail trade… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Samuda Tackles Sugar Woes. A senior team from China National Complete Plant Import Export Corporation (COMPLANT) is expected in Jamaica this week in a bid to address concerns in the sugar industry… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Exporters Urged To Pay Attention To Rules Of Trade. With a number of potential deals to be made with overseas buyers during this week’s staging of the 43rd staging of Expo Jamaica, local manufacturers and exporters are being urged to pay attention to the rules that determine the readiness of their products for the export market… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Most Jamaicans Would Kick Out Their Gay Children. Almost half of Jamaicans say they would throw their children out of their homes for being gay, resurrecting the issue of homelessness reportedly affecting members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Unbeatable – St Hugh’s Star Extends Golden Streak At Prep/Primary Swim Champs. Ten-year-old Zaneta Alvaranga, the toast of at last Saturday’s 18th annual Mayberry Investments Primary and Prep Schools Swimming Championships, says she will be looking to remain unbeaten for the rest of her Prep school career and continue her rich vein of form at the high school level… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com