6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 4, 2014

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  1. FBI-Style Agency – Bad News For Crooks, Bunting Threatens. The Jamaican Government is set to announce today a seismic shakeup of the country’s law-enforcement landscape with the creation of what insiders have described as an FBI-styled national crime-fighting agency… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Unsafe Holster Triggers Mad Shooting Spree In Half-Way Tree. The police constable who was reportedly disarmed of his firearm by a man believed to be of unsound mind in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, yesterday was not using one of the standard regulation holsters for the Glock pistols, investigators have revealed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Without A Trace – Cops Seeking To Determine Whether Missing Persons Are Being Trafficked. Carl Berry, deputy superintendent of police and head of the Organised Crime Investigation Division, said the police are examining whether missing persons are being trafficked… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Yvette Clarke Backs Obama’s Immigration Plans. Jamaican-American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has urged colleagues in the US House of Representatives not to eliminate basic legal protection for children in attempting to resolve the humanitarian crisis in which more than 50,000 children are currently detained… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Scrapped Heritage: Maidstone Loses Important Artefacts To Metal Trade. Located high up in the Don Figueroa Mountains in Manchester is the Maidstone free village, established by the Moravians in 1840 on more than 340 acres of a former coffee estate… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. ‘We’re On The Podium!’Sunshine Girls Revel In Bronze Medal Success. It was war, literally, but when the dust settled on an intense, physical third-place play-off inside the SSE Hydro, even the pro-England crowd had to applaud Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls, as they came out 52-48 winners – a glistening Commonwealth Games bronze medal their reward… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com