6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 7, 2015


  1. Lock-Up Threat – Overcrowding Poses Grave Danger To Cops, Persons In Custody. Overcrowding and squalid conditions in police lock-ups in Jamaica, which were described as a “looming catastrophe” in 2013 by the Police Civilian Oversight Authority (PCOA), today remain a threat to the safety of police personnel as well as persons in custody… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Deal Or No Deal? – Prison Debate Leads To Opposition Walkout In Parliament. Seven days after the British Government announced via a press release that it had signed a deal “to send Jamaican prisoners home”, the United Kingdom last night had yet to amend its reports despite the Jamaican Government declaring them inaccurate… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. ‘Everybody Wants To Be South West St Bess MP’ – Hugh Buchanan Confident Despite Continuing Challenge To His Place In Constituency. Having shocked the nation in the 2011 general election when he upstaged Dr Christopher Tufton to win South West St Elizabeth by 13 votes, the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Hugh Buchanan is predicting that he will again win the seat if he is placed on the party’s ballot for the next general election… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Commish Urges Portland To Stay Calm – Outlines Initiatives To Combat Growing Crime Wave In Parish. Although admitting that there is an increase in murders and gun-related crimes in Portland, which is dubbed Jamaica’s most peaceful parish, Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams said there is no real cause for alarm… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Discrimination? – Mother Claims Daughter Stripped Of Head Girl Post Because Of Religion. The mother of a 16-year-old student at St Hilda’s Diocesan High School in Brown’s Town, St Ann, is charging discrimination after her daughter was stripped of the head girl position at the Anglican school, allegedly because she is a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses organisation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. ‘I Felt Like An Outcast’ – Spencer, Day Explain MVP Split. Kaliese Spencer said she felt like an “outcast”, while Christine Day spoke of a “break-up” text message… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com