6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 2, 2013

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  1. Cripple Cyber Threat – Expert Urges Gov’t To Move Beyond Passing Legislation. An international cybercrimes expert here to help the country outsmart cybercriminals by way of preventative strikes is urging the Jamaican Government to launch a campaign to sensitise not just law-enforcement officials but the general public about Internet offences… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. CARICOM Divide Deepens – Tufton Fires Back After Nicholson Dismisses Proposal To Withdraw From Regional Body. The rhetorical fisticuffs between the Government and the Opposition over Jamaica’s continued participation in CARICOM became more intense yesterday, with the opposition spokesman on trade, Dr Chris Tufton, berating remarks by his government counterpart, A.J. Nicholson, who wants no part in any suggestion about a temporary withdrawal from CARICOM… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Assets Recovery Agency Loses Appeal. The Court of Appeal has ruled that a person must be convicted of an offence before the Government-owned Assets Recovery Agency can apply to a financial institution for information regarding a customer’s accounts or transactions… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Mona School Of Business To Tackle Praedial Larceny. Farmers in Jamaica continue to lose millions of dollars in produce and livestock each week to thieves, despite making numerous reports to the police and the several measures implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture over the years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Ecotourism Critical For Cockpit Country. Herbert Foster has for a long time made the conservation of the Cockpit Country his mission… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Tallawahs Hunt Winning Start. Jamaica Tallawahs will attempt to get their Limacol Caribbean Premier League campaign off to a winning note when they play Guyana Amazon Warriors at the Providence Stadium in Guyana today at 7 p.m. (Ja time)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com