6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 17, 2014


  1. Politician Investigated For $500,000 Gift. The Integrity Commission, the body set up to police the annual statutory declarations of politicians to ensure they conform to the provisions in the (Parliament) Integrity of Members Act, yesterday revealed it investigated a gift of $500,000 given to a parliamentarian last year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Prove It! After 41 years of operation, the Integrity Commission was yesterday challenged by Government Senator Lambert Brown to declare why more politicians are not cited for corruption by the oversight body despite the strong perception in the society that parliamentarians are corrupt… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. IMF Tracker – Will Upcoming Elections Pose A Risk To The IMF Programme? Members of the Economic Programme Oversight Com-mittee (EPOC) will be closely watching the Government in the run up to the general election, constitutionally due in 2016, to ensure it does not deviate from commitments under the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Smarter Policing Cuts Crime – Bunting. National Security Minister Peter Bunting is attributing the recent decline in criminal activities to smarter policing, in keeping with the increasing recognition that in many ways, the traditional reactive policing methods cannot meet the modern-day challenges of securing communities… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Teen Sex Out West Frightens AIDS Official. Sharlene Kessna-Duncan, chairman of the St James Parish AIDS Committee, has registered serious concerns about what she describes as the loose and wanton sexual activities being practised by underage children… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Bibi: Coaching Can Wait. Former captain of Jamaica’s senior football team, Ricardo ‘Bibi’ Gardener, has distanced himself from reports linking him to the vacant coaching post at Wolmer’s Boys School… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com