6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 26, 2016

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  1. Modest Portia – I’ve Lived Within My Means. After declaring liquid assets amounting to approximately $15 million in her latest submission to the Integrity Commission of Parliament, Portia Simpson Miller has said that her primary purpose in politics has been to “uplift and advance the lives of our people, never personal enrichment”…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Cops Did Their Best To Restrain Woman – INDECOM. Deputy Commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), Hamish Campbell, has said that based on the cell-phone footage of the police attempting to arrest a woman who firmly resisted the officers, the lawmen were doing their best to restrain her…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Be Your Brother’s Keeper – Montague. Minister of National Security Robert Montague has said Jamaicans must turn their backs on the ‘see-and-blind’ culture, where persons witness criminal acts but choose not to report them…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Tufton Laments Neglect Of Clinics. Dr Christopher Tufton, the minister of health, has said the shortage of bed space at the Black River Hospital and complaints by residents of lengthy waiting times emphasise the need for changes in the way community clinics operate. He also pointed out improvements that are in the works for the Black River Hospital…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Plan In Place To Reduce Hanover’s Power Outages. Bruce Barrett, the Jamaica Public Service Company’s (JPS) reliability unit manager in Hanover says the organisation is taking steps to curtail the frequent power outages being experienced by several communities in the parish…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Filthy Beaches – St James Health Department Leads Clean-Up Programme After Public Complaints. Instead of serving up the usual fun and frolic, many of the beaches in Montego Bay, St James, are seemingly poised to become ‘summer spoilers’ this year, based on the increasing number of persons complaining about their filthy state…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com