6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 5, 2013


  1. Witness Dilemma – 30% Conviction Rate In Gun Court Blamed On Lack Of Evidence, Testimonies. More than 69 per cent of the cases dealt with by the Corporate Area Gun Court between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011 ended either in acquittal, dismissal for want of prosecution or lack of evidence, the latest annual report of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has revealed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Debate On Defamation Act To Begin In Senate. The Senate will today start the debate on the Defamation Act, which is to replace the decades-old libel and slander laws… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Farmers Struggle As Glut Puts Freeze On Pork Demand. West Central St Catherine Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Ken Baugh is lamenting the collapse of a pig-farm project at the Tacius Golding High School, established with funds from his allocation under the Constituency Development Fund (CDF)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. 25 Car Dealers Caught Up In Model Year Mix-Up – JUCDA Says 2,500 Vehicles Affected. More than half of the Jamaica Used Car Dealers Association (JUCDA) members are reportedly caught up in the manufacture/ model year mix-up, according to the top spokes-man for the sector… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. BPO Sector Set To Surge 25% – BPIAJ. The Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) is projected to grow 25 per cent per annum and that local businesses will need 2,500 to 3,000 workers per year to keep meet demand for ICT services… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Powell, Fastest Jamaican In 2013. Asafa Powell is the fastest Jamaican in the 100m this year, after clocking a workmanlike 9.88 seconds to finish behind American Tyson Gay at the Lausanne IAAF Diamond League meet yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com