6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 21, 2015

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  1. Buy Back Idle Lands – Government Urged To Acquire Lands For Distribution To ‘Landless’ Jamaicans. The Government is being urged to engage in a comprehensive land-redevelopment exercise in order to address unrelieved landlessness among Jamaicans… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. No Time To Panic – Commissioner Seeks To Assure Nation Spike In Murders Not Yet Cause For Alarm. An 18 per cent jump in murders four months into the year has wiped out the gains made last year, but the country’s police chief is insisting that it’s not time to panic… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Cash Crackdown – Corruption Commission Wants Public Service To Declare If They Have More Than $250,000. Nearly two years after Parliament passed laws to criminalise transactions involving cash of more than $1 million, lawmakers yesterday pushed back at a proposal from the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption (CPC) for public officials to be sanctioned if they fail to declare having more than $250,000 cash in their possession… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Passport Office Line Extends To Sidewalk, Police Work To Maintain Order. Head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Traffic Division Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen says the police have been out in their numbers at PICA’s Constant Spring Road head office to ensure normalcy in the area… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. St. James’ Killings A Lifestyle Issue – SSP McGregor. Like Police Superintendent Steve McGregor, the commanding officer of the St James Police Division, a still distraught Millicent Blackwood believes the culture of settling disputes with violence warrants urgent attention… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Gonzales Back On Track This Weekend – National 400m Record Holder Pacing Himself For 2016 Olympics. After three surgeries, the last of which had laid him on the sidelines for more than two years, Jamaica’s 400 metres record holder Jermaine ‘Gonz’ Gonzales is set to make his return to the track this weekend at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) All-Comers Development Meet… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com