6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 28, 2014

Top cop

  1. Top-Cop Shortlist – Jamaican-Born FBI Agent Shocked He Is Not Among Selected Candidates. While Jamaican-born Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent, Wilfred Rattigan, will not be considered to be the next Commissioner of Police, The Gleaner can confirm that six senior officers of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have been shortlisted for the top job… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Bunting Confident In PSC To Select Best Top-Cop Candidate – Says Government Transparent On Mario Deane Case. National Security Minister Peter Bunting, has expressed confidence in the Professor Gordon Shirley-led Police Service Commission (PSC), in selecting the most qualified applicant to become Commissioner of Police… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Firms Want Better Incentive For Hiring HEART Trainees – Seaga, Thwaites Agree Tax Credit Too Low. In a move to further incentivise the employment of HEART Trust/NTA trainees within the private sector, Education Minister Ronald Thwaites says he will be asking the Cabinet to increase the upper limit of tax credit which employers now get for each person they employ… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaicans Protest Mario Deane Killing In New York … Deliver Petition To Consulate. Jamaicans in New York yesterday added their voices to the ongoing call for justice for Mario Deane by staging a protest at the Jamaican Consulate in New York. The 31-year-old construction worker died on Independence Day, three days after sustaining a brutal beating at the Barnett Street Police Station in Montego Bay… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. The Gleaner 180 Run Aims To Be ‘Most Meaningful’ 5K – PALS, UHWI To Benefit From Charity Event. Child support organisation Peace and Love in Society (PALS) Jamaica, which is run by The Gleaner Company Limited, and the Physiotherapy Unit at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) are set to benefit from the inaugural The Gleaner 180 5K Run… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Record Medals Already! Jamaica Claim Six On Opening Day Of ITF World Cup. What a difference home advantage makes! Jamaica’s martial artists mined six medals on yesterday’s opening day of the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) World Cup in Montego Bay, four more than they have ever won at any ITF world tournament… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com