6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 7, 2016


  1. Target: Crime – Gov’t To Redirect ‘Unprecedented’ Resources To Fight Murder Wave. The Government has announced that it will be pumping massive resources over a three-year period into the national security apparatus to reduce the wave of murders that has been unleashed by criminal elements, particularly in western Jamaica…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. CARICOM Members At Odds Over Accepting Buyers Of Citizenship. A legal opinion that Caribbean Community (CARICOM) states without a citizenship by investment programme (CIP) are bound to accept, as CARICOM nationals, people accorded such citizenship by territories with the…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Work Advanced To Have Conservation Trust Fund Up And Running. EFFORTS to ready the National Conservation Trust Fund are progressing, though the authorities remain tight-lipped on when beneficiaries may be able to access it…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Tallawahs Aiming To Maintain Momentum – Jamaican Franchise Hunt Third Straight Win In Clash Against Guyana’s Warriors. Maintaining momentum will be the order of the day when leaders Jamaica Tallawahs take on second-place Guyana Amazon Warriors today in their HERO Caribbean Premier League T20 cricket match at the Providence Stadium in Guyana…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Regional Leaders Planning Global Conference On Corresponding Banking. CARICOM leaders are planning a global conference in the Caribbean “in the not-too-distant future” to assess appropriate responses to issues related to corresponding banking relationships…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Trench Town Rocks – Culture Yard Gets JTB Licence To Operate. Some months ago the Trench Town Culture Yard was listed among scores of popular tourist attractions operating across the island without a licence under the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) Act. Today, however…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com