6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 2, 2014


  1. PNP’s Vaz Wins. People’s National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson Miller said last night that she was surprised by the 2,452-vote victory Dwayne Vaz scored over Faye Reid Jacobs in the Central Westmoreland by-election yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. First Witness Accused Of Not Speaking The Truth. Jermaine McLeod, the first witness at the 2014 commission of enquiry into the police-military operation in Tivoli Gardens, yesterday admitted that he did not tender in the first of two statements, dated June 30, 2010, that an army truck had driven over his hand… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Police, Soldiers Want Immunity Before Testifying. With the threat of prosecution, police personnel and soldiers who plan to testify in the Commission of Enquiry into the May 2010 military incursion were yesterday jolted at the sight of the Terrence Williams, head of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), and sounded a call for immunity… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. US To Donate $45 Million For Police Body Cameras. The United States government has committed US$400,000 (J$45.4 million) to purchase body cameras for the Jamaican police, moving the long-anticipated project one step closer to reality… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. PNP Withdraws Trafigura Appeal. Lawyers representing Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and other People’s National Party (PNP) officials in the Trafigura investigations have withdrawn their appeal against a ruling of the Constitutional Court that their rights would not be breached if they answered questions in open court in the Trafigura investigations… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Clarendon Celebrate D’Cup Victory To The Max! “Settle down, settle down,” begged Clarendon College’s principal David Wilson of his over 1,700 students yesterday morning, as they celebrated their long-anticipated victory in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/LIME daCosta Cup… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com