6 Things You need To Know Today – June 23, 2015

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  1. State To Take DNA Of Non-Convicted Persons. If you are locked up for a criminal matter, chances are that DNA material taken from you will be retained in the Government’s database, even if you have been found not guilty or if there is no prosecution of the case… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. We Requested A Surveillance Plane In Tivoli, Saunders Contradicts Golding. Retired army chief Stewart Saunders has contradicted former Prime Minister Bruce Golding, revealing yesterday that the Jamaican military did request a surveillance aircraft from United States authorities for use during the 2010 operations in Tivoli Gardens, west Kingston… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Vendors Gripped With Fear At Coronation Market. Some vendors at Jamaica’s largest food market, Coronation, are expressing serious concerns about their safety, charging that criminals have been robbing and attacking sellers who dare to defy them… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. US Regulator Raises Concern Over Ja Food Labels. The importance of labeling as a key component on the packaging of all food items (fresh and processed) entering the United States market was brought into sharp focus during a recent workshop hosted by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United States Agency for International Development… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. We Gave As Good As We Got. When the squad for Jamaica’s foray into the Copa America competition (for the first time, ever) was announced, no one in the world thought that Jamaica would win the tournament… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Smikle Disappointed By CAS Decision. Traves Smikle has described the decision by the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) to uphold the two-year doping ban imposed on him by a Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel as “disappointing”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com