6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 14, 2016

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  1. US Report Blasts Ja’s ‘Dysfunctional’ Justice System – Government Agrees With Findings. A second major United States government report in two months has highlighted weaknesses in Jamaica’s judicial system that “obstruct access to justice for victims of crime and their families and allegedly unlawful killings by government security forces”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Immunity Provisions In Law For Good Reason – Bunting. Former Attorney General Patrick Atkinson yesterday indicated that he could not disclose whether his office provided the legal advice former National Security Minister Peter Bunting relied on when he issued a certificate in January this year that shields members of the military from prosecution for the use of mortars during the May 2010 operations in west Kingston… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. EOJ Confirms Election Day Workers Overpaid. The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has confirmed that it overpaid a number of election day workers who were employed during the February 25 general election… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Security Forces Cut Down Thug In Search For ‘Duppy Film’. Evidence suggests that the gunmen who yesterday engaged a joint police-military team in a fierce gun battle in a region known as ‘Crusher’, on the outskirts of Harbour View in east rural St Andrew, might have been preparing for an extended stay in the out-of-the-way community when the security forces disrupted their plans… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Salary Package Driving WI Players From Tests – Samuels. Front-line West Indies batsman, Marlon Samuels, said conditions relating to salary packages are driving senior players away from Test representation. The situation, he declared, is forcing him to retire from Tests… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Calabash Come To Fruu-Ish-Aan. The organisers of Calabash, the biennial literary festival in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, sum up this year’s theme, ‘Fruu-ish-aan’, as “an affirmation of the steady movement towards an unfolding of a vision of something that began modestly, but full of hope and giddy ambition 15 years ago”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com