6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 4, 2015

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  1. Relief – No New Water Restrictions, Says NWC. The National Water Commission (NWC) has indicated that it will not be introducing any new water restriction even as the drought continues to hold the country in a vice grip… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. US Deputy Data Chief Pours Cold Water On CyberCrimes Act. Newly appointed Deputy Data Chief in the US Department of Commerce, Dr Tyrone Grandison has expressed concern about the Cybercrime Bill of 2015 that is currently before the Jamaican Parliament for debate, claiming, among other things, that it tramples on freedom of expression… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Mario Deane’s Mom Hurting Badly… Still Battling The Painful Memories One Year Later. When Mercia Fraser left her Hanover home last week, she was quite composed. However, as she stepped off the bus in Montego Bay, she suddenly remembered that it was while she was on a similar mission last year, she had got the news that her son, the late Mario Deane, was in custody at the Barnett Street Police Station, charged for possession of a ganja spliff… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. INDECOM Calls For Increased Planning In Police Operations. The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has noted a decrease in security force-related fatalities in planned operations… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Investigate Price Gouging- Senator Grant. President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Senator Norman Grant has urged the Consumer Affairs Commission to investigate allegations of price gouging on the local markets… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Jamaica, Nicaragua Ticket Price ‘Value For Money’ – Burrell. Reflecting on the local football landscape of four years ago, Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) boss, Captain Horace Burrell, believes Jamaicans should be reasonably satisfied with paying what he considers “minimal” prices to see the Reggae Boyz play inside the National Stadium… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com