6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 20, 2013


  1. Killers Roam Free: Police’s Capabilities Questioned As 9 Of Every 10 Murderers Go Unpunished. The ability, capacity, and aptitude of criminal investigators – who are already feared and distrusted by a huge chunk of the populace – are under intense scrutiny as the same tragic story is being told again and again and with terrifying frequency: people being murdered and their murderers getting away with their crimes… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Williams Challenges Senate Ousting. Former Senator, Arthur Williams, will be applying to the Supreme Court today for an injunction to bar Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness from filling vacant opposition seats in the Senate… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Tax Incentives Passed Despite Shaw’s Protests. Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips yesterday shunned a call from the parliamentary Opposition for the omnibus tax incentives legislation to be sent to a committee of the House of Representatives… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. BOJ Returns $18b To The Market – Upward Pressure On Rates Continues. The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has introduced 14-day repurchase agreement to provide liquidity to financial institutions… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. NEPA To Monitor Negril Closer. The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is paying closer attention to monitoring and enforcement activities in Negril, Westmoreland… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Gore Grants Nine UWI Scholarships. Nine students at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, will benefit from $3.5 million in scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year provided by housing developers Gore Developments Limited… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com