6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 29, 2013

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  1. Give Ganja Green Light. A prominent Jamaican scientist has challenged the Government to pave the way for the development of a medical ganja industry, which would go a far way in providing cost-effective treatment for a number of lifestyle diseases, including diabetes, glaucoma and schizophrenia, while yielding enormous economic benefits for the country… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Int’l Press Body Saddened By Samuda’s Censorship Of Tapes. The International Press Institute (IPI) has joined the chorus of criticisms directed at the chairman of Television Jamaica, Milton Samuda, over allegations that he confiscated the recordings of two reporters following an interview with two of the country’s top athletes… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Charging People For Ganja Use Is A Serious Human-Rights Issue – Attorney. When hundreds of people are hauled before the courts weekly for ganja use, when they are jailed or asked to pay a fine, or when Rastafarians are arrested for using the herb as sacrament, attorney-at-law Lord Anthony Gifford has a problem with it. To him, charging people for ganja use is a serious human-rights issue… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Boys Continue To Receive Higher Payouts As PATH Benefits Increase. The promised increase in benefits under the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) has been instituted. However, males continue to receive more money under the social-protection programme… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Differences Over Proposed Premier League Format. A number of executive clubs competing in the Red Stripe Premier League have expressed mix views on the proposed changes to the format ahead of this season’s competition, which is set to begin on September 15… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Has Corruption Ruined Jamaica’s Music? Describing himself as a “strong lobbyist for the music inside and outside Jamaica”, veteran singer Freddie McGregor is nothing but honest about the current state of Jamaica and Jamaica’s music industry… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
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