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


  1. Swamp Of Corruption: Public-Sector Workers Face Court As Hundreds Of Cases Linger. Two senior public servants are to be hauled before the court today to respond to corruption charges, a drop in the bucket as the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption struggles to investigate 322 others who are suspected of being in breach of the law… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Clarke Fills Final Opposition Vacancy In Senate. Businessman Dr Nigel Clarke has been selected to walk into Parliament tomorrow to be appointed, along with Jamaica College principal Ruel Reid, an opposition senator… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. DPP Cautions Against Giving INDECOM Powers To Prosecute. Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn has warned Parliament against proceeding down a slippery slope should it not move to prevent the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) from prosecuting matters in the court… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. JAS, CDF At Odds Over Project Implementation. South West St Catherine Member of Parliament (MP) Everald Warmington on Tuesday resisted attempts by the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) to become an implementing agency for some projects funded by the Constituency Development Fund (CDF)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Local Catholics Fear For Radical Pope’s Safety – Changes Will Give Francis Enemies, Says Espeut. While embracing his efforts, local members of the Roman Catholic Church are reportedly terrified for the safety of the determined Pope Francis as he seeks to fundamentally revamp the Church from the Vatican outwards… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. 125 Drug Tests Before Olympics – JAAA Boss Counters WADA Claim – Lists High Frequency Of Testing Prior To London 2012 Games. President of the Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association (JAAA) Dr Warren Blake has come out in defence of the nation’s top athletes, following recent threats made by the World Anti-Doping Agency against the background that not enough was being done by the island’s track and field officials to deal with drug use in the sport… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com