6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 24, 2015

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  1. Mike Henry Wants Colleagues To Shun Cameron If He Doesn’t Talk Reparation. Jamaica’s Members of Parliament (MPs) are being urged by one of their own to turn their backs on British Prime Minister David Cameron unless the issue of reparation for the ills of slavery is placed on the agenda for his visit to the island next week… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Prison Gold – Smartphones Still Popular Behind Bars Despite Efforts To Keep Them Out. “The system cant stp mi noh day noh time,” an inmate at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre posts on his Facebook page. He, like several others among the island’s more than 3,000-strong prison population, accesses the social-networking site on a regular basis from the comfort of his cell, using a smartphone smuggled into the facility… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. ‘Epidemic’ Of Deportation Hits Jamaicans – Scores Being Sent Home Per Month. Joan Pinnock, the president of the Jamaican/American Bar Association, has described the continued deportation of Jamaicans from the United States (US) as an epidemic, charging that up to 80 persons are sent home monthly, some of whom are culturally detached for the country… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Education Minister Fires Prickly Pole Primary Chairman. Education Minister Ronald Thwaites yesterday terminated the appointment of Vinnette Robb-Oddman as chairman of the Prickly Pole Primary School in Claremont, St Ann… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Gunmen Tried To Lead Security Forces Into Kill Zones. A senior Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) officer, who had commanded troops during the May 2010 operations in Tivoli Gardens, yesterday recounted how heavily armed gunmen, seeking to frustrate efforts to capture drug kingpin Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, manoeuvred themselves in what he described as “an orchestrated and pre-planned manner” designed to lead members of the security forces into “kill zones”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Dangerous Sabina Pitch Forces Abandonment. Challenging, difficult, rough were some of the words that were used to describe the pitch that forced an abandonment of the third Jamaica Scorpions four-day trial match at Sabina Park yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com