6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 11, 2013

Detective Corporal Adrian Lewis (left), Detective Inspector Marvin Brooks (centre) and Detective Constable Kevin Thomas examine some of the counterfeit money and equipment seized in Constant Spring, St Andrew, yesterday.
  1. ‘Racist Law’ – Horace Levy Calls Anti-Gang Legislation Discriminatory; Says It Won’t Curb Crime. The Government’s latest anti-gang legislation is being dismissed on the grounds that it is rife with racism and classism and meant to suppress the nation’s poor youths….Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com 
  2. Cops Bust Constant Spring Counterfeit Ring. Weeks of painstaking investigation by detectives from the St Andrew North Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) ended yesterday with the disruption of a major counterfeit ring which operated out of the upper-St Andrew community of Constant Spring… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. No-Confidence Vote To Oust May Pen Mayor Fizzles. The highly anticipated no-confidence motion against Mayor of May Pen Scean Barnswell fizzled in the Clarendon Parish Council yesterday. The motion which minority leader Winston Maragh gave notice of some two weeks ago, wasn’t even placed on the meeting’s agenda yesterday…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Crunch Time For Boyz – Jamaica Seek Crucial Win In Kansas City. IT’S a do-or-die affair, but even victory for Jamaica against the United States in their CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying football match at Sporting Park here today may not be enough…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. BOJ Developing Agent Banking System To Reach The Unbanked. In pursuit of greater financial inclusion, the banking regulator plans to allow traditional banking institutions to partner with third parties to offer banking services, as agents…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com 
  6. Minds Meet On Mining Arts – EMC Conference Explores Creative Industries’ Potential. The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMC) will host its second Rex Nettleford International Arts Conference over three days next week. The theme is ‘The Creative Industries: Sustainability and Social Transformation’…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com