6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 31, 2013


  1. INDECOM Has Powers Of Arrest, Court Rules. The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), which is headed by attorney-at-law Terrence Williams, scored a major victory yesterday when the Constitutional Court ruled that INDECOM and its investigators had the power to arrest, charge, and prosecute members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Gov’t Wants Ja To Lead Caribbean In Road Safety By 2020. The Ministry of Transport and Works is embarking on a new programme to develop the technical competence of all road-safety officers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com 
  3. Redefinition Of ‘Public Space’ Among Changes To Smoking-Ban Law. As he had promised, Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson yesterday softened his stance on the tobacco control regulations that had left sections of the public fuming… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Don’t Capture Crown Lands, PM Urges. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has warned Jamaicans not to squat on Crown lands even as she said home ownership is a right for all Jamaicans… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. JPS, NWC Find Creative Ways To Tackle Sluggish Payments. Struggling with a mere 28 per cent rate of customers who pay their bills before the due date, the Jamaica Public Service (JPS), along with other utility companies which face similar slow payments, have been initiating ways to encourage early payments… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Throwers Will Hit Mark – Gayle – Coach Wants Greater Focus On Youth. Respected throws coach, Marlon Gayle, believes that Jamaica is on the brink of making real headway in field events at the top international level… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com