6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 17, 2016

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  1. PNP Promises First World Country. Portia Simpson Miller, the president of the People’s National Party (PNP), said yesterday that the party would move Jamaica to a First-World nation if given the opportunity by the voters to manage the nation’s affairs for another five years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Legal Wrangling Between Political Parties Heightens. A legal firestorm, which was first ignited by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller who threatened a lawsuit against Leader of the Opposition Andrew Holness for alleged defamatory comments he made about her, appears to be spreading with intensity as attorney-at-law George Soutar, who is representing Holness, has taken aim at Peter Phillips, demanding a retraction of “defamatory” statements against his client… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Non Signatories To Code Will Be Named – Parchment Brown. Candidates who, seemingly, have disregarded several available opportunities to sign the Political Code of Conduct could have their names published by the Office of the Political Ombudsman… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Les Green Testifies From Ukraine Contradicting Evidence Of Senior Cop. Former crime chief Assistant Commissioner Les Green has testified that he knows of no directive to police investigators, who were dispatched to the west Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens in the aftermath of the May 2010 operations, that they should not make any recordings unless they were sure about what could have happened… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Privy Council Rules Jamaican Man To Be Resentenced For Murder. The United Kingdom Privy Council has directed that 48-year-old Richard Brown, who was convicted in 2003 of murder, must be resentenced because it was not clear that the judge took into account the time he spent in custody because he was unfit to plead… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Gatlin Vows To Beat Bolt In Rio. Two-time doper and controversial American sprinter Justin Gatlin has vowed to defeat the World’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, at the Rio Olympics later this year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com