6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 1, 2013

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  1. Feeding Jamaica, No Problem. While recognising the threats caused by the world economic crises of the past six years, stakeholders are declaring they are confident the future of Jamaica’s food-and-nutrition sector has become more secure… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Economy-Stifling Laws To Be Repealed. Ten pieces of legislation, which guarantee fiscal incentives to favoured industries in the country, are to be repealed when the Income Tax Act is amended… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Increase In Police Killings Concerns INDECOM. The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is reporting that eight out of every 10 police shootings in October ended with fatalities… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Region Needs New Tertiary-Education Funding Model – Archibald McDonald. The newly installed principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, Professor Archibald McDonald, has called for a new approach to funding tertiary education across the region… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. No Iguanas On Goat Islands. There were no iguanas found on the Goat Islands. In fact, biological and geological conditions, including marine life, were quite degraded, according to a four-week study of the area… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Badminton Duo Strikes Gold. The pair of Gareth Henry and Samuel O’Brien Ricketts created one upset after another on their way to taking gold on yesterday’s closing day of the Santo Domingo Open held in the Dominican Republic… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com