6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 7, 2014


  1. Jamaican Farmer Produces Turmeric Capsules. A local farmer has gone a step further than the Ministry Of Agriculture’s push to export turmeric to the international market and has begun processing the root into capsules and tea bags… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. State Doles Out $145 Million In Welfare Grants. The Ministry of Labour and Social Security spent more than $145 million through its Public Assistance Programme during the last financial year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. US Heat On Ex-Cop – ‘Schoolboy Richie’ Facing Drug Charges In New York. A Jamaican policeman who was kicked out of the force after being convicted of fraud is now before the courts in the United States on drug charges… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Gov’t Denies Death Squad Talks With US. A senior Jamaican official has revealed that she is not aware of any talks with the United States (US) and other international partners who have raised concerns about allegations of extrajudicial killing by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. CARICOM Defers Approval Of Anti-discrimination Document. CARICOM governments have deferred approving a report by the Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) that critics say is designed to encourage a negative reorder of the Caribbean society… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. New Security Measures Coming For Airports. Jamaican officials are bracing for new changes to airport security by American officials that require some overseas airports with direct flights to the United States (US) to intensify screening of electronic devices… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com