6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 6, 2014

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  1. Majority Of Jamaicans Resolute On Keeping Buggery Law Intact. Despite a growing acceptance of same-sex unions across the world, an overwhelming majority of Jamaicans are standing firmly against any attempt to change local laws that make it illegal for men to have sex with men… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Mistreated In Trinidad. Jamaicans Left Hungry After Twin-Island Denies Entry. Thirteen Jamaicans are claiming they were exposed to extremely cold conditions, forced to sleep on the floor, and deprived of access to food and bathroom facilities at Trinidad’s Piarco International Airport last Tuesday night after being denied entry into that Caribbean country… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. RGD: Don’t Forget To Register Deaths. The Registrar General’s Department (RGD), recognising the challenges family members often face in obtaining a certified copy of the death certificate after the burial for estate and insurance purposes, is encouraging persons to ensure the deaths of their loved ones are fully registered… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. ‘PNP Expected Fallout’. Denial and disbelief overwhelmed People’s National Party (PNP) supporters on the ground yesterday as news emerged that their perennially popular leader, Portia Simpson Miller, was, for the first time, trailing her opposition rival, Andrew Holness, in national polls… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. ‘Nothing Wrong With Arnett Gardens’ Students Shun Secondary Schools In Arnett Gardens, Residents Argue That The Area Is Safe For Students. Administrators of the Trench Town High School are taken aback by the refusal of some parents to have their children educated at schools in their community… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. ‘I Am Totally Against It’ Hendricks Disapproves Of Franchise-Based Regional Tourney. Former West Indies wicketkeeper, Jackie Hendriks, believes the staging of the upcoming regional four-day tournament using a franchise team system is a bad idea… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
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