6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 2, 2014

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  1. Death Squad Holes: DPP To Reassess Clarendon Police Murder Cases. The country’s top prosecutor has raised questions about the strength of all but two of the 11 alleged police ‘death squad’ cases and has cautioned that they will be reassessed by her office… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Record Haul! Jamaica Raises US$800m From External Bond Market. Days after Jamaica got a ringing endorsement from the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) top officials, Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips and his debt management team took a chance on the international bond market, and got reception beyond expectations… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. 2014 Shaping Up To Be Hottest Year In History. Jeffery Spooner, director of the Meteorological Service of Jamaica, has urged Jamaicans to do their part to curb the impact of climate change amid projections that 2014 is on track to becoming the hottest year in recorded history… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Ministry Official Clarifies Position On Guns In Schools. Following A pronouncement by the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) that it would not support any policy that allowed firearms on school compounds, director of security and safety at the Ministry of Education, Sergeant Coolridge Minto, is seeking to clarify any misunderstanding that may have arisen from recent comments he made… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. EU Pledges Support For Justice System. After pumping more than $21.3 billion worth of support in the local sugar transformation programme, the European Union (EU) has said plans are now well advanced for improvement work to begin in the local justice sector starting next year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Bolt Poised For Commonwealth Selection. Double world record holder and six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt is expected to be named to Jamaica’s 70-member track and field team to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com