6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 3, 2015

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  1. ‘Honest Cops Need Not Fear’ – INDECOM Commish Declares Probes Should Not Stop Police From Doing Their Jobs. The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has poured scorn on claims that rampaging criminals are being allowed to spread mayhem because its rigid oversight of the police has caused some senior crime fighters to drop their hands… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Schools Consider Increases To Sixth-Form Fees. Come September, parents can expect to pay out more money in fees for some sixth-form programmes… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Cops Calm Tredegar Park-Gravel Heights Battleground. Having borne the brunt of criticisms over the years from residents of St Catherine, who often blame them for not doing enough to stop the violence in the area, the police can now take a bow as they are being showered with praises by residents of Tredegar park… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Desperation Driving Youths To Criminality. Lloyd B. Smith, the member of parliament (MP) for Central St James, is preparing to spearhead an intervention programme aimed at providing skills training to 100 at-risk youths in his constituency… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Jamaican Appointed Deputy Data Chief In US Department Of Commerce. Dr Tyrone Grandison, a Jamaica-born computer scientist, has been appointed deputy chief data officer in the United States Department of Commerce. The appointment was announced on July 30… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. 22m In Beijing For Richards? Odayne Richards is already the finest shot putter in Jamaica’s history. Richards, however, isn’t resting on his hard-won laurels. He has his eye on Beijing, the upcoming World Championships, and the 22-metre line… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com