6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 22, 2014

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  1. Former CCJ Employee Says Ja Should Be Cautious With Court. Dr Leighton Jackson, the dismissed acting registrar of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), is warning Jamaica against rushing into joining the court in its appellate jurisdiction, as he believes the way in which the institution is being managed is a threat to judicial independence… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Flexi Workweek Will Support Family Time – Labour Minister. Minister of Labour and Social Security Derrick Kellier has declared that the impending flexible workweek arrangement will help to stabilise family life, the breakdown of which he believes to be the cause of several problems in Jamaica today… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Bellevue Turns Homeless Shelter. Established more than 150 years ago as the nation’s main facility to treat persons with mental illnesses, the Bellevue Hospital in east Kingston seems to be morphing into a long-care facility for the homeless… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Henry-Wilson Chairs Committee To Review Children’s Homes. Chairman of the Child Development Agency (CDA) Advisory Board, Maxine Henry-Wilson, will head a committee set up by Youth Minister Lisa Hanna to review the operations of the six privately run children’s homes in which unauthorised sexual-education material was introduced to children by Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Oliver Samuels – Jamaica’s King Of Comedy Still Large. There are few faces more recognisable to Jamaicans than Oliver Samuels’. He is described by experts as a legend of the local theatre scene, but really, he’s much more than that. Samuels occupies a unique place as a living cultural icon whose work played a part in many people’s upbringing… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Juniors Launch Quest For Glory. Forty of the country’s top junior athletes will be in action over the next six days as the 15th staging of the World Junior Championships will get under way at the Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene beginning today… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
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