6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 16, 2016


  1. Never Again – Tivoli Commission Says Certain High-Ranking Officers Should Be Prevented From Leading In Future. The three-member tribunal that investigated the conduct of the May 2010 operations in the west Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens has found that police personnel may have engaged in extrajudicial killings and delivered a stinging rebuke of the leadership provided by former army chief Major General Stewart Saunders and retired Police Commissioner Owen Ellington…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Apologise And Compensate – Commissioners Want Gov’t To Say Sorry, Provide Redress To Residents. The David Simmons-chaired commission of enquiry into the May 2010 security forces operation in west Kingston has recommended that the Government of Jamaica apologise in Parliament to the people of west Kingston and Jamaica for the excesses of the security forces while carrying out their duties…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Environment Actors Unmoved By Govt’s First 100 Days. From permit breaches at the Blue Diamond Royalton Hotel in Negril to the continued indecision over the Cockpit Country, environment sector actors appear largely unimpressed with the new Government after 100 days in office…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Study Warns Of Savings Crisis. Latin America and Caribbean countries are being warned that they face a savings crisis, with fiscal and demographic realities making the outlook worse in the coming years…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Schäfer Ignores Calls For Resignation … Says Local-Based Players Aren’t Good Enough. German coach Winfried Schäfer is ignoring suggestions that he should resign in the aftermath of the Reggae Boyz’s uninspiring performance and early exit from the ongoing Copa America Centenario competition…Read more Jamaica-Gleaner.com 
  6. Adolescent Males On Health Ministry’s Radar. Adolescent males’ vulnerability to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has become a major concern for at least one official at the Ministry of Health, as a research undertaken by a project dubbed ‘All In’ showed that there are 658 females, between the ages 15 and 19, living with HIV and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), while there are 815 males the diseases…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com