6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 3, 2015


  1. Stop Counting Bodies – Commissioner Wants All To Help Fight Crime Instead. As the murder tally races towards the 600 mark in the first seven months of 2015, Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams said he would be outlining how the public, including the media, can assist in crime fighting, instead of merely “standing aside and counting bodies”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. US Withdraws Claim That Jamaica Monitoring Citizens’ Online Activities. The United States government has withdrawn an assertion made in a publication of the State Department that Internet freedom in Jamaica was under threat as the Government has been monitoring private online communications without appropriate legal authority… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Director Of Elections Points To Billion-Dollar Savings If General, Local Government Elections Held Together. After crunching the figures, Director of Elections Orette Fisher believes the country would save approximately $1 billion if the general and local government elections were held simultaneously… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. CARICOM Mulls Debt Relief. Caribbean leaders attending the 36th Regular Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Barbados were yesterday told to pursue debt forgiveness as a means to economic freedom… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Jurors’ Allowance Increased For The First Time In More Than A Decade. The allowance payable to persons who serve as jurors in civil and criminal cases has been increased to $2,000 per day, the first movement in more than a decade of the stipend that had seemed permanently fixed at a $500 ceiling… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Powell Ready To Defend Ja In Beijing. Heavy is the head that wears the crown they say, but Asafa Powell doesn’t seem to mind at all – he wants the crown! Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com