6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 5, 2013

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  1. Informants In Limbo – Still No Gov’t Funding For Whistle-Blower Watchdog. The agency that has oversight responsibility for the whistle-blower act yesterday revealed that it is still not in operation, nearly three years after it was passed into law to encourage more people to come forward with information about wrongdoing… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Jamaicans Perceive JLP Negatively. The independent strategic review commission which enquired into the 2011 Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) election loss says Jamaicans perceive the party as less concerned about the welfare of people… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Address How Cops Treat Mentally Ill – McCalla Sobers. As Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington awaits a full report into allegations that a mentally ill man was brutally beaten at the Falmouth police lock-up last month, head of Families Against State Terrorism, Yvonne McCalla Sobers, has strongly suggested that there needs to be a detailed protocol as to how the mentally ill are treated while in custody… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Logistics Hub Talks Promise To Enlighten. NUMEROUS LOCAL and international presenters, distinguished government officials, and members of academia will come together in an intellectually stimulating series of symposia, geared towards illuminating the various aspects of the much-talked-about Jamaica logistics hub… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Handcart Operators Pushing With KSAC – More Than 300 Licensed And Registered Within The First Week. Handcart operators in downtown Kingston now appear fully onboard with the recently introduced registration policy… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Bolt In Final Three. Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt is among the three finalists announced by the IAAF for the Male Athlete of the Year (AOY) award… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com