6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 28, 2013


  1. Shame! CISOCA Boss Decries Apparent Increase In Rapes By Cops. The police unit responsible for investigating sexual offences says it appears more policemen are being accused of rape and is warning members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) that it would be a massive mistake to believe they are untouchable or would receive special treatment… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Police Stations To Be Retrofitted For Juveniles. Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna has announced that some $75 million has been set aside to retrofit a number of police stations across the country to house juveniles once they are taken into custody… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Bargains On Offer At Customs Auctions… Country Losing Millions In Revenue Nonetheless. Persons looking to buy appliances, clothing and general merchandise could have a deal waiting for them at the monthly Jamaica Customs Department auctions, where ‘overtime goods’ (imported items that are not cleared) are being disposed of under Ministry of Finance guidelines… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. TV Stations Face Lawsuit From Gay Community. Jamaica’s first gay-rights case alleging constitutional breaches against two television stations arising from their alleged refusal to air an advertisement promoting tolerance for homosexuals began yesterday in the Constitutional Court… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Minister Clarke Defends Gov’t Taking Money From NHT. In the midst of widespread criticism of the Government’s decision to take money from the National Housing Trust (NHT), Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Roger Clarke defended the move saying it was one of the necessary actions aimed at preventing the country from falling into economic ruin… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Shelton Dropped – Reggae Boyz Leading All-Time Scorer Axed From Crucial World Cup Matches. Jamaica’s all-time leading goalscorer Luton Shelton was dropped for the crucial upcoming CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying (WCQ) games against Mexico and the USA here next month… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com