6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 24, 2014


  1. Third Eye Not Enough – INDECOM Boss Says Body Camera Insufficient To Boost Public Trust – Insists Investigative Body Needs More Tools To Function. Terrence Williams, Commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), said yesterday the wearing of a body camera by the police is not enough to engender public confidence in the police force, arguing that with the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) unenviable record in the use of deadly force, his investigators should be given all necessary investigative tools… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. ‘Get Rid Of Some Top Cops’ – Horace Levy Calls For Overhaul Of The Force. As the problem of extrajudicial killings by the police moves to the forefront once again, Horace Levy, sociology lecturer and board member of the Peace Management Initiative, is calling for an overhaul of the force, with many of the top-level officers being kicked out… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Study Not Blaming Schools – Bunting. Minister of National Security Peter Bunting has said findings of the Education and Crime: Evidence from Prison Inmates in Jamaica study is not necessarily blaming the schools, as there are other factors that contribute to someone ending up in the correctional system… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Exchange Rate, New Taxes Hinder Real-Estate Market. President of the Realtors Association of Jamaica Carlene Sinclair revealed that real-estate activity was stagnant last year as realtors encountered a number of challenges that fostered apathy among property owners and potential buyers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. JSE Capital Markets Conference 2014 – Oppenheimer Head Advises J’can Investors To Tread Cautiously. Gregory Fisher, managing director of investment firm Oppen-heimer & Company, says Jamaica will continue to have access to the international capital markets for fundraising as long as the perception remains that it is holding firm to policy directions under the Inter-national Monetary Fund programme… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. New Transfer Rules On The Way – Draft Report Has Been Prepared For Cabinet. Education minister Ronald Thwaites yesterday said “the commodification of school children” under the guise of transfer of student-athletes will be replaced with a system which places academic reasons as the primary reasons for the movement of children from one school to another… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com