6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. Battle on for SE St Mary
  2. Gov’t giving up on clean air for Mandela Highway?
  3. ECJ extends life of voter’s ID for 2 yrs
  4. No SDF support for JDF women’s league
  5. Wilson gets rights to Irish digital marketing course
  6. Allan Cole Jr laid to rest

1. Battle on for SE St Mary

Supporters of the two major political parties are continuing to defy requests of Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown not to place flags or other party paraphernalia in sections of constituencies during the holding of elections. Nowhere is the defiance more obvious than in the battleground seat of St Mary South East, one of three constituencies where nomination day activities are being held today. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Gov’t giving up on clean air for Mandela Highway?

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has accused the authorities of giving up on clean air for the communities around Spanish Town Road in the vicinity of the Riverton City Landfill and for persons travelling along the Mandela Highway. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. ECJ extends life of voter’s ID for 2 yrs

The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has extended the life of voter identification cards by two years. All current voter IDs expire at the end of 2017. In a notice, the ECJ says the cards will continue to be valid until December 31, 2019. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. No SDF support for JFF women’s league

Despite suggestions by Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts that the Women’s Premier League might receive support from the Sports Development Foundation (SDF), there is continued uncertainty about this year’s staging. This is because the SDF’s General Manager, Denzil Wilks, denies any discussions about supporting a full league, preferring instead to assist in development projects. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Wilson gets rights to Irish digital marketing course

Tyrone Wilson’s eMedia Interactive Group Limited has struck a new partnership with an Irish outfit to deliver a digital marketing course in the Caribbean through iCreate Institute. The agreement with Digital Marketing Institute offers qualifications as a certified digital marketer. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Allan Cole Jr laid to rest

Allan Cole Jr, son of legendary Jamaican footballer Allan ‘Skill’ Cole, was remembered as a loving and caring individual who inspired and influenced the lives of all he came across in a positive way. The former Excelsior High School Manning Cup team captain was laid to rest at the Sunset Burial Park in Shooters Hill, eastern St Andrew, following a heart-warming funeral at the school’s auditorium yesterday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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