6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 12, 2016

Sir David Simmons
Sir David Simmons
  1. Tivoli Jackpot – High-Powered Lawyers At West Kgn Enquiry Cost Taxpayers $150m, JDF Bill Alone $71m. Jamaican taxpayers had to fork out almost J$150 million to cover fees for the high-powered lawyers used by all but one state agencies that participated in the recently concluded West Kingston Commission of Enquiry…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Record For Rio – Largest Ever Olympic Team Named For 2016 Games. Forty-four first-time Olympians were named in Jamaica’s 63-member contingent that was yesterday announced for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) outlined the…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Person Of Interest In Custody As Twists Emerge In 3-Y-O’s Murder. As the police revealed yesterday that a person of interest had been held and the mother of three-year-old Nevalesia Campbell is to face charges of neglect under the Child Care and Protection Act, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Samuda Assures EU Representative That Sugar Transformation Programme On Track. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda recently met with Jesus Orus Baguena, head of cooperation for the delegation of the European Union (EU) to Jamaica, to discuss the auditor general’s audit…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. ‘No Automatic Place’ – JAAA Defends Morgan’s Omission From Olympic Team. Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president, Dr Warren Blake, has defended the association’s selection policy and its decision to leave discus athlete Jason Morgan off its list of 59 track and field athletes selected for the Olympic Games…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. A Piano From The Coores – Jamaica Music Museum Grateful For Instrument Donation. The Jamaica Music Museum’s growing collection of instruments expanded further on Friday with the donation of a Yamaha upright piano by the Coore family…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com