6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 29, 2015

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  1. Electoral Commission Of Jamaica To Propose Legislation For Same-Day Voting. The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) will shortly be recommending legislative changes for the holding of general and local government elections on the same day… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Jamaica Constabulary Force To Get Body Cams By Year End. By the end of the year, members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) could start wearing body cameras when they are deployed to front-line duties… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Jamaica Perplexed By Trafficking Report Findings. The Jamaican Government has taken issue with the country’s ranking in the 2015 Trafficking in Person Report released by the United States, countering that in some cases, the findings were not evidence-based, while in other instances, they were unfounded… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Jamaica Chamber Of Commerce Boss Wants New Approach To Divestment. President of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce Warren McDonald is alleging that political interference, cronyism, and special interest have stymied Jamaica’s ability to grow and has called for a special regime to deal with the divestment of State assets… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. What PetroCaribe Debt Buy-Back Means For Jamaica. The PetroCaribe development fund is an agreement between Venezuela and Jamaica that provides loan financing to the Ministry of Finance and Planning and self-financing public bodies for development projects that are desperately needed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Dacres Makes Discus History – Again. Last week, Fedrick Dacres won Jamaica’s first ever Pan-American Games gold medal in the discus throw. His coach, Julian Robinson, says Dacres, who is also Jamaica’s first World Youth and World Junior discus winner, has been through a lot to earn his latest success. The lanky thrower came close to his coach’s distance target at the Games in Toronto and is building towards next month’s World Championships… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com