6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 18, 2013


  1. Still Too Many Slaves. Though Jamaica registers favourably at 124 among a list of 162 nations on the 2013 Global Slavery Index, local interests are arguing that the nation still has work to do in dealing with issues such as human trafficking and child labour… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. CARICOM Must Trade More Than Goods. Ambassador Irwin Larocque, CARICOM’s secretary general, believes Caribbean states are relying too heavily on trading goods, almost to the detriment of the services traded within the region… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Cops Want To Bar Crime Suspects From Going Home. The Police High Command has served notice that it is contemplating going to court to seek civil injunctions to bar suspected criminals from going back to their communities… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Diaspora Reaches Out To Young Inner-City Entrepreneurs. Members of the Jamaican diaspora have been given the chance to engage with young entrepreneurs from inner cities through yesterday’s launch of the Diaspora Youth Connect (DYC) project… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Lawyer: INDECOM Should Outsource Prosecutorial Function. Top-flight criminal lawyer Senator Tom Tavares-Finson has suggested that the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) should farm out its prosecutorial function to private counsel… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Shirley Questions VCB ‘Warning’, Blasts JADCO Again. One time Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) boss Renee Anne Shirley continued her criticism of Jamaica’s anti-doping efforts with claims that the organisation has never conducted a blood test, while expressing serious concern about Veronica Campbell-Brown’s recent public warning… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com