6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 5, 2015

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  1. Eyes On Ellington: INDECOM To Probe Former Commish’s Handling Of ‘Death Squad’ Cops. The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) yesterday confirmed for the first time that its probe of the so-called police ‘death squad’ killings in Clarendon would include retired Police Commissioner Owen Ellington… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Queen Bee! St Andrew’s Sara-Beth Wins 2015 Spelldown. Sara-Beth McPherson, a 13-year-old student of Holy Childhood High in St Andrew is the 2015 winner of The Gleaner’s Children’s Own Spelling Bee competition… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Sink Or Swim – MP Daley Making Strides In East St Catherine Despite Bumpy Start. Difficult assignments don’t usually scare Denise Daley, the People’s National Party member of parliament (MP) for East St Catherine… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. ECJ Eyes $2-Billion House-To-House Reverification. Hampered by a shortage of funds, constitutional demands breathing down its neck, and faced with increased election buzz, the Dorothy Pine McLarty-chaired Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) and the Electoral Office of Jamaica have set in motion a raft of long-overdue programmes to enhance the electoral processes… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Barbados Looks To Jamaica To Ease Egg Shortage. A week after the initial enquiry for the sale of 300,000 table eggs, the Jamaica Egg Farmers Association is still awaiting word from the Barbados Agricultural Society as to whether it will accept 200,000 eggs to help alleviate a severe shortage that is putting pressure on the tourism product in that country, where ham, eggs and sausages are staples on the tourism menu… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Bolt Set For Valentine’s Day 2015 Opener. Valentine’s Day (February 14) 2015 might turn out even more bedazzling, with six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt expected to make an eagerly anticipated first appearance on the track and open his 2015 season at the Camperdown Classic, at the National Stadium… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com