6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 1, 2014


  1. Top Cop Goes – Security Minister Says Ellington Was Not Pushed. National Security Minister Peter Bunting has sought to make it clear that outgoing Police Commissioner Owen Ellington was not forced out… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Did INDECOM Try To Bypass DPP? The country’s top prosecutor last night admitted that she was caught off guard by some of the details in a report out of Canada yesterday about a Jamaican policeman linked to the so-called death squad operating in the Clarendon Division… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Pastors Push Enumeration As Hedge Against Buggery Repeal. While the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party remains unmoved from its position that a referendum should determine whether the laws relating to buggery should be repealed, the governing People’s National Party (PNP) has not arrived at a collective position on the issue.. Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Half Moon Offers Alternative Livelihood To Displaced Fishermen. The threat of fish-stock depletion and coral reef degradation has prompted the operators of the Half Moon Beach and attraction in Orange Bay, Hanover, to offer alternative sustainable livelihoods in the marine recreation sector… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. ‘Curry’ Concerns – Vendors Warn Of Downtown Stillbirth If Attention Is Not Given To Coronation Market. Several vendors in the century-old Coronation Market in downtown Kingston are urging the authorities to ensure that the facility is included in any plan to redevelop the area… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Simpson Confident CAS Will Reduce Ban. Even though she bowed out at the semi-finals in the 100 metres at the weekend’s JAAA Supreme Ventures National Senior Track and Field Championships and could only manage fourth in the 200-metre finals, Sherone Simpson was all smiles after completing her events… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com