6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 6, 2015

A dry riverbed through which water was running just weeks ago

A dry riverbed through which water was running just weeks ago

  1. National Water Commission Urging Jamaicans To Conserve On Water. As severe drought continues to affect the island and with a very dim forecast for potential rainfall, the National Water Commission (NWC) is yet again imploring Jamaicans to conserve on the precious commodity… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. St. Thomas Struggles To Cope With Water Crisis. The Rowlandsfield facility in St Thomas was empty, while at other catchment areas the water level was less than two inches, a testament to the severity of the water crisis in Jamaica’s most eastern parish, when The Gleaner news team visited on Friday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Simple Facts About Jamaican Local Number Portability. As hundreds of Jamaicans take the opportunity to port their telephone numbers since the launch of Local Number Portability on June 22, 2015, telecommunications service providers and the Office of Utilities Regulation are fielding questions from consumers. Below are some of the answers to those burning questions… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Jamaica’s Long Trek To UNESCO Glory. “At the moment, it hasn’t quite sunk in yet. It all seems very surreal. This has just been such a long time in coming,” Dr Susan Otuokon, executive director of the Jamaica Conservation Development Trust (JCDT), told The Gleaner via email from Bonn, Germany, on Friday. She was responding to the announcement by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) that the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park had finally been added to its world heritage list… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. VCB, McLeod On Track Tomorrow. Sprint queen Veronica Campbell-Brown will continue her preparation for the World Championships with races in two upcoming meets in Europe… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Celebration Takes Festival Song Title. After months of road shows and two performances at Saturday’s grand final of the 2015 Jamaica Festival Song competition at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, Hope Road, St Andrew, Lee Roy ‘Ancient Priest’ Johnson was declared the winner with Celebration Time… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

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