6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 19, 2016

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  1. Power Probe – JPS Responds To Demands For Info On Blackout From Energy Minister And Regulator. The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) yesterday indicated that it would submit a preliminary report, demanded by Energy Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley and the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), on the widespread outage that affected all parishes on Sunday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Dead Cop Linked To Other Party Shootings. The licensed firearm holder who turned himself in to the police after he allegedly shot and killed a detective constable during an altercation in Ocho Rios, St Ann, on Sunday remained in custody last night… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. ‘Eat-A-Food’ Mentality Spurring Crime – ACP Budhoo. The ‘eat-a-food’ mentality that has become an entrenched way of life in St James, is one of the factors Assistant Commissioner Winchroy Budhoo, head of the Area One Police, believes is causing crime to flourish in the parish… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. ‘Community Policing Is The Way To Go’ – McGregor Outlines Path To Curb Lawlessness. Senior Superintendent of Police Steve McGregor, the commanding officer for St James, has identified community policing as the most effective way to curb lawlessness in the parish and other crime-plagued areas… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Warmington Carries Heavy Parliamentary Load. The controversial, newly appointed state minister in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for works, Everald Warmington, has been given an array of parliamentary duties, making him the only junior minister appointed to five committees of Parliament… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Franklyn Rose Ordeal! Upon return to Jamaica by way of deportation, former West Indies paceman, Franklyn Rose, is claiming racial injustice and wrongful deportation and recounted his story “for public information on racial profiling predominantly in a Caucasian environment”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com