6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 7, 2013


  1. Bus Fare To Double For Many When JUTC Ends Transfers Sunday. Some Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) commuters, including students, will see their transportation cost doubled come Sunday, when the company discontinues its transfer system… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Right To Life Breach – INDECOM Boss Says Police Alone Probing Killings By Other Cops Violates Constitution. Commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Terrence Williams says every fatal shooting by the police which was investigated by members of the force alone constituted a constitutional breach or a breach of the right to life… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Bustamante Hospital Marks 50 Years. Half-a-century old and hundreds of thousands of lives saved, the Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC) celebrated its golden anniversary yesterday by hosting Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen, and a health fair.. Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. A Month After DPP Ruling … Police Yet To Charge Senior Customs Employees. The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has ruled that two senior civil servants be arrested and charged with illicit enrichment, law-enforcement sources have revealed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. PAJ, MAJ Welcome New Defamation Law. The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) and the Media Association Jamaica Limited (MAJ), yesterday welcomed the passing of the long-awaited Defamation Act which replaces the 162-year-old Libel and Slander Act and the 52-year-old Defamation Act, the MAJ calling it a milestone achievement… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Magnificent Alia! Atkinson Tops FINA Meet With Spectacular Performances. Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson continued her magnificent displays on the global swimming tour, as she went close to the world record and won a gold medal and a bronze on the final day of competition at the FINA World Cup in Singapore yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com