6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 28, 2015

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  1. Almost There – JLP, PNP Advance Candidate Selection. The nation’s two major political parties are far advanced in selecting their slate of candidates for the 63 seats up for grab, as election expectancy heightens, with the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) currently a nose ahead of the People’s National Party (PNP)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Dismal Failure – CaPRI Report Lashes Efforts To Reform Public Sector, Calls For Changes To Programme. A report entitled Reforming Public Sector Reform has noted that Jamaica’s efforts at public-sector reform have been a failure. This, it says, is due to deep-rooted problems in the public sector… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. US Government Still Concerned About Trafficking In Person In Jamaica; Says Local Police May Be Complicit In Prostitution Ring. While acknowledging Jamaica’s efforts over the past year to identify more adult trafficking victims, the United States government has raised concerns that local authorities have only identified one child victim over the period… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Police Interviewed In Probe Involving Unconscious Prisoner. The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has stepped up its probe into an incident in which a suspect in the murder of Woman Constable Crystal Thomas was found unconscious in cell number eight at the Hunt’s Bay Police Station in St Andrew… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. NWC To Tap Into Wells To Offset Limited Water Supply. The National Water Commission (NWC) has indicated that it will be seeking additional water supply from wells situated in St Catherine and Kingston… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Experts Slam Lack Of Plan, Slow Transition In Cup Final. Two local football experts have blamed Jamaica’s slow transition plays for the loss to Mexico in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Gold Cup final on Sunday night in Philadelphia, United States… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com