6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 26, 2015

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  1. Tivoli Residents May Have Been Roughed Up, Says Retired JDF Officer. A former high-ranking member of the Jamaican military has admitted that members of the security forces might have roughed up residents of the west Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens during the May 2010 operations… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. CARICOM Urged To Unite Against Illicit Arms Trade. Regional governments have been challenged to unite in articulating their concerns about the devastating impact of the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons on their populations and economies… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. JSIF Launches Community Tourism Boot Camp. The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) has provided tourism stakeholders with an opportunity to learn the benefits of community-based tourism through yesterday’s launch of its three-day Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) boot camp at the Sunset Beach Resort in Montego Bay, St James… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Motorcyclists Concern Traffic Chief. Head of the Traffic and Highway Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen has expressed concern about the increasing number of fatal accidents involving motorcyclists… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Water Crisis Worsens For 2016 As El Niño Strengthens. It is projected that, come next year, the country could face worsening challenges with respect to water availability… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. No Sweat For Safa. Asafa Powell entered the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)/Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships as the overwhelming favourite for the men’s 100m title, but unlike days gone by, the sub-10 machine is hardly breaking a sweat over the expectations… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com