6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 3, 2014


  1. Cold case freeze – Thousands of unsolved murders are decades old – Retired cop says police talented, but have no time. Nearly a third of the more than 40,000 homicides committed in Jamaica since 1970 have gone cold, and files are languishing on the shelves of some police department with only the pathologist report on the cause of death, a retired police officer told The Gleaner… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Opposition calls for PM to report on summit. Opposition spokesman on Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Edmund Bartlett, wants Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller to report to the nation on the outcome of a summit she attended last week… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Bring back glory days to technical schools – teacher. With the proposed establishment of a logistics hub in Jamaica, lecturer in special education at the School of Education at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Joan Spencer Ernandez, wants a return to what she described as the “glory days” at technical high schools… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Single corruption watchdog closer to reality. Justice Minister Senator Mark Golding has indicated that intense work is under way to establish a single anti-corruption agency… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Coalition issues caution to Energy Monitoring Committee. The Jamaica Civil Society Coalition (JCSC) says the Energy Monitoring Committee (EMC) overseeing the 360-megawatt energy project should be careful not to allow confidentiality agreements to become an obstacle in its efforts to carry out its mandate… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Final destination – Tivoli, August Town win Bell KO semis. Tivoli Gardens and August Town advanced to the final of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association/Jamaica Yellow Pages Jackie Bell KO last night… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com