6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 30, 2015

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  1. Missing Customs Files Result In $16 Million Revenue Losses. Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis on Tuesday told members of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament (PAC) that someone should be held accountable for 14 files that went missing at Jamaica Customs in 2009, which caused the agency to give up more than $16 million in revenue… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Lock-Up Overhaul – Policy Tabled To Change How Persons Treated When Detained By Police. A comprehensive revised policy for persons deprived of their liberty by the state has been approved by Cabinet and is expected to make significant changes to the way individuals are treated while in police custody or while incarcerated in a correctional institution… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Returning Residents Safe In Ja – Junior Minister. Returning residents, once set upon by criminal elements across the island, are now safe and no longer being targeted, State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Arnaldo Brown has declared, in seeking to reassure Jamaicans both at home and in the diaspora… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. DNA Legislation Tabled, Gov’t Links Ballistics Data To INTERPOL. With the Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Evidence Act, 2015 finally tabled in the House of Representatives yesterday, after years of gestation, spanning three administrations, National Security Minister Peter Bunting has urged his fellow lawmakers to throw their full support behind the groundbreaking legislation when debate begins in about two weeks… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Expect Inactive Hurricane Season – Met Office. The 2015 Atlantic hurricane season is projected to be one of the least active since the middle of the 20th century… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Tavares Positive Despite Withdrawals Of Ja Athletes For World Relays. Some 22 athletes plus officials are expected to leave this afternoon for Nassau, The Bahamas, for the second instalment of the IAAF World Relays… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com