6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. NHF helps in fight against rising health costs
  2. #LocalGovtDebate: PNP, JLP agree more must be done for infirmaries
  3. Justice delayed
  4. Caribbean advised to prep for uncertain future of US climate response support
  5. Youth Advisory Council formed
  6. Lime Hall tense

4121035876illegaltrademoney1. NHF helps in fight against rising health costs

Many lives have been saved because of access to subsidised medicines to treat diseases such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension and heart ailments. Over a decade, the National Health Fund (NHF) has spent more than $20 billion providing subsidy for prescription medications. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. #LocalGovtDebate: PNP, JLP agree more must be done for infirmaries

Representatives of the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) have admitted that more needs to be done to ensure the dignity of persons who live in Jamaica’s infirmaries. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

gun3. Justice delayed

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has acknowledged findings by Amnesty International that gaps within the judicial system are contributing to long delays faced by family members pursuing justice for relatives who have becoming victims of police killings. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Caribbean advised to prep for uncertain future of US climate response support

With the future and extent of United States (US) financial and/or other support of the global climate change response unsure, Caribbean islands have been cautioned to be prepared to go it alone. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Youth Advisory Council formed

Sixteen of Jamaica’s sharpest young minds were yesterday officially tasked with serving the first Youth Advisory Council of Jamaica (YACJ) during its inaugural installation ceremony. The ceremony was held at the Office of the Prime Minister in St Andrew. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Lime Hall tense

This is a story that involves criminal gangs, tales of extortion, palpable community fear, and violence in a once quiet community, and, apparently, family tensions over a large estate left by a wealthy landowner. There is, however, no clear evidence if, or how, they connect. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.