6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 22, 2015

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  1. Give Cops Time – US Law Enforcement Officials Plead For Patience In Support Of Local Anti-Gang Efforts. Jamaica’s anti-gang legislation can be an “extremely effective tool” to dismantle some of the country’s most feared crime syndicates, a team of senior United States law-enforcement personnel has suggested… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Hit ‘Em Hard – Corruption Prevention Boss Wants Delinquent Public Officials Slapped With Heftier Fines. Disappointed by the levels of fines being imposed by the court on public servants who flout the Corruption (Prevention) Act, David Grey, the Corruption Prevention Commission (CPC) executive director, said that it is probably time for errant persons to be hit with the full extent of prescribed penalties… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Number Portability Now In Effect. Effective midnight Sunday, Jamaican consumers were able to switch from one telecommunications network to the other and maintain their numbers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Diaspora Urged To Be More Involved In Education Revolution. Education professionals have called for more participation from Jamaicans, especially those overseas, to assist in further development of the sector… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Make Green Burials Mandatory, Urges Funeral Home Operator. The operator of one funeral home wants the Government to make it mandatory for new cemeteries to reserve a section for green or natural burials before they are approved… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Big Names For ‘Trials’. Several of the island’s top athletes, as expected, have been entered to compete at this week’s Supreme Ventures sponsored Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) National Senior Championships at the National Stadium… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com