6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 30, 2013


  1. ECJ To Decide If Campaign Funds Soar – Commission To Review Proposal To Double Contribution Limits. The full membership of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) will tomorrow consider a proposal to increase by 100 per cent the sum individuals and donors can contribute to candidates and political parties, respectively, as part of draft legislation for campaign financing… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Gov’t Hires Law Firm To Help Review Justice System. The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has contracted the service of local law firm Darby, Darby & Associates to act as consultancy for the transformation of Jamaica’s justice system… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. St Mary Cops Hunt For Missing Guns. A military-police team was spurred into action in beleaguered communities in Annotto Bay, St Mary, after two licensed weapons reportedly owned by Robert Montague, who is chairman of the Jamaica Labour Party, were among four weapons being stored in a chest that fell into the wrong hands last week… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Children To Get Therapy After Witnessing Murder At Church – 5-Y-O Girl Shot Twice, Hospitalised. Members of the Victim Support Unit will be heading to a section of Bull Bay, St Andrew, later today to offer counselling to children who witnessed a brazen daylight murder while attending Bible school… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. JADCO To Widen Dragnet – Local Drug-Testing Agency Aims To Penalise Support Staff In Positive Cases; Warns Against Supplement Use. Jamaican anti-doping officials will be widening the dragnet in their fight against drug use in sports, making trainers, nutritionists and other support personnel for athletes equally culpable in doping cases… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Sinclair, Morgan Peeved At Exclusion. Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Hansle Parchment will lead Jamaica’s 45-member team to the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, but discus thrower Jason Morgan and 800m specialist Kenia Sinclair are left considering their options after being left out… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com