6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 2, 2015

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  1. Were The Police Motivated By Anger In Tivoli Incursion? The briefing given to a contingent of police personnel in the hours before they were deployed to the west Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens in search of drug kingpin Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke came under much scrutiny yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Gov’t Takes Noranda To Court Over Levy, Wants Company To Pay Or Halt Exports. Saying that it is wary of the company’s ability to pay if allowed to rack up arrears on production taxes on bauxite it ships from the island, the Government of Jamaica has sought a court injunction to stop Noranda from exporting the ore. Or it should pay at the rate the Government says it is contractually obligated to, until their dispute is resolved by arbitration to be held in Bermuda… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Disaster Preparedness Underfunded. The level of funding allocated to disaster risk management has become a concern for executive director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, Ronald Jackson… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Jamaicans Agree With Holness, State Must Deal With Older Men Having Sex With Young Girls. Opposition Leader Andrew Holness’ call for state intervention into the disquieting occurrences of older men cohabiting with young girls has resonated with Jamaicans from all walks of life… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Help At Last For Myrie. One week after The Gleaner started to probe Kenneth Myrie’s “missing” medical file and three-year delay in doing two surgeries, owing to the unavailability of his records, a light has now appeared at the end of the tunnel… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. WI Ready For Aussies, Says Simmons. West Indies head coach Phil Simmons says he does not believe the controversy surrounding the axing of veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul has impacted negatively on the side’s focus ahead of the opening Test against Australia starting tomorrow… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com