6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 31, 2015

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  1. Beware Of Traffickers – Cops Warn Jamaicans Of Sham Overseas Job Offers. Jamaicans are being warned that they could fall prey to human trafficking as people, including professionals, seek and are offered employment in other countries. While it is a fact that persons living in abject poverty are at much greater risk, the innate human drive for self-improvement puts everyone at risk of being snared by the lure of chance at a better life… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Commish Continues Push For Amendment To Bail Act. Commissioner of Police Dr Carl Williams declared yesterday that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is committed to doing everything possible to reduce the wave of murders gripping the island… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Denbigh 2015 Starts Today – Senator Norman Grant Confident Of Success. On Sunday, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is slated to officially break ground for the long-promised hotel to be constructed on the 52-acre Denbigh property in Clarendon, which is owned by the Jamaica Agriculture Society (JAS), organisers of the annual Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Climate Change Expert Warns Against Copying Bad Habits. In the pursuit of techno-logical advances, small island developing states such as Jamaica are being urged to minimise the high environmental costs associated with such progress… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. JNBS Bullish On Transformation To Commercial Bank After Seven-Year Wait. Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) expects to complete its transition to a commercial bank by the first quarter of 2016, with equipment and property already acquired for the transformation, says General Manager Earl Jarrett… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. ‘No Pressure’ Says Fraser – Pryce. If Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is feeling the pressure of defending her world crown, it was not evident as she cruised to victory at the BAHAUS Athletics Diamond League meeting yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com