6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 13, 2016

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  1. Big Spenders – ECJ Publishes Election Returns, Reports Delinquent Candidates To DPP. The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has submitted the names of 41 delinquent candidates who contested the February 25 general election to Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn for possible action… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Bunting’s Granting Of Immunity To Soldiers A Breach – INDECOM. Former National Security Minister Peter Bunting exceeded his authority when he issued a certificate in January this year that shielded members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) from prosecution for the use of mortars during the May 2010 police-military operations in west Kingston, attorneys for the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) have charged… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Tapping Tourism Funds For Tax Relief Could Hurt Marketing – JHTA. The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) has argued that a proposal to use the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to help finance the Government’s tax-relief plan was unworkable… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Lecturer Urges Assistance For Abused, Pregnant Women. University lecturer Cynthia Pitter is calling for the Government to provide assistance to the many Jamaican women who are being battered physically and otherwise by their spouses, especially at a most vulnerable stage in their lives – during pregnancy… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Johnson Smith Defends Need For Further Consultations On Diaspora Voting. Minister of Foreign Affairs Kamina Johnson Smith, while admitting that she is aware of previous consultations on diaspora voting, says she will be pushing ahead with a fresh round of consultations… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Detained, Depressed, Deported! – Former WI Cricketer Rose Sent Home From New Zealand. Former West Indies cricketer, Franklyn Rose, has been deported from New Zealand, the country’s Immigration Department has confirmed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com