6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 17, 2013


  1. ‘Shoot First!’… In Clashes With Criminals, Sav-La-Mar Mayor Tells Cops. Frustrated by high levels of crime in Westmoreland, Savanna-la-Mar Mayor Bertel Moore has urged the police to adopt a “shoot-first” policy to help bring the situation under control… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Courts Get Software To Track Civil, Criminal Cases. Chief Justice Zaila McCalla announced yesterday that in order to monitor cases and assist in reducing the backlog of cases, a Justice Enforcement Management System is now in place to track the progress of civil and criminal cases in the court system… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. School Lockouts Spark Debate. The move by two Corporate Area high schools yesterday to lock out dozens of students who showed up late and were in breach of the dress code has drawn fresh attention to some of the punitive measures being used by school administrators to curb the escalating problems… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaica Missing Out On Coffee Bonanza, Says Grant. Jamaica’s failure to adequately address coffee berry borer infestation and coffee leaf rust disease during the years when demand for coffee on the global market was in decline could see the local industry missing out on some US$10 million in potential earnings for the crop year 2013-14… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Quality In Six Acts – Jamaican Folk Singers Honour Dr Olive Lewin In 2013 Season. It was an emotional trip down memory lane at the Jamaican Folk Singers 2013 Concert Season, held at the Little Theatre, Tom Redcam Drive, St Andrew, over the weekend. From its rich repertoire spanning various themes the group (founded by the late Dr Olive Lewin) produced a programme designed to not only reflect the subject matter of their songs, but also highlight the drama of the pieces… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Hall Of Fame Induction For Walker. Melaine Walker, Olympic and World champion over the 400-metre hurdles, will be among five former University of Texas (UT) student-athletes and one athletics staffer who in November will be inducted into the University of Texas Women’s Athletics Hall of Honour, the Women’s Hall of Honour Committee announced last Friday on the institution’s website… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com