6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 27, 2014

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  1. Let’s Make Movies! St Thomas Film Lot Reels In Funding. A partner in the United States-based entity that is poised to break ground near Morant Bay, St Thomas, for the construction of a film lot at the site of the old Goodyear factory said the group has already secured a portion of the approximately US$15 million (J$1.65b) it will cost to undertake the venture… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Big Sugar Conference In MoBay Starts Today. The 45th Annual International Sugar Organization (ISO) Council conference, which will feature delegates from 87 sugar-producing countries, begins today at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, St James… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Jamaican Women Eating Selves To Obesity. Jamaican women especially are in big trouble health-wise, according to one of the country’s leading experts, who recently warned that obesity, which is a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs), is the number one health problem in the country… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Bain Supporters Stand Firm. There are indications that booted head of the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Network, Professor Brendon Bain, is not taking his dismissal lying down… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. ‘Bebe’ Murdered Gangland-Style, J-FLAG Wants Speedy Investigation. Friends and associates have reacted with shock to Sunday night’s gangland-style killing of Montego Bay-based political activist Kenrick ‘Bebe’ Stephenson… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Reggae Boyz Lose Despite Bold Effort. Jamaica rallied late against Serbia yesterday, but the largely inexperienced Reggae Boyz eventually succumbed to quality opposition, going down 2-1 in the friendly football international… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
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