6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 8, 2014

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  1. Top Cop Dispute – Call For Overseas Police Commish Stirs Debate. A suggestion by one of the country’s most powerful private-sector lobbies that the search for the next police commissioner should extend beyond Jamaica’s borders has been met with consternation by some former members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), even as it is being embraced by others… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. ‘I Was Unaware’ – JFJ Head Says If She Had Prior Knowledge Of Sex-Ed Programme She Would Not Have Taken Job. Kay Osborne, executive director of Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), has indicated that she would not have taken the job with the rights group if she had been informed about a controversial sex-education course… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Killings By Police On The Decline. The number of killings by the police between January and June of this year has plunged by more than 40 per cent. Data from both the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have supported this reduction, though both organisations’ numbers differ… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. JPG Looks To New Products For Growth. Jamaica Producers Group (JPG) plans to reintroduce its flavoured snacks on the local market and further diversify the product offerings of its JP Tropical Division… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Superpowers Square Off – Brazil Playing For Neymar. Neymar helped Brazil get this far at the World Cup. Now it’s up to the rest of the team to win for its injured star, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Low Turnout For Boston Jerk Festival. The Tropical Lagoon Resort-sponsored Boston Jerk and Musical festival, which attracted a low turnout of patrons, was still deemed a success by the organisers, who are optimistic about next year’s staging… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com