6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 10, 2014


  1. Extortion: Culture Of Silence. Extortion, the passing of money to community leaders or thugs for protection, continues to be a serious problem in Jamaica’s main commercial districts and towns… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Politics, Unions, Dons, Weak Economy? Roots Of Extortion. Extortion, according to Jamaican law, is when a person, “with a view to gain for himself or another (and) with the intent to cause loss to another, makes an unwarranted demand with menace.”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Cuban Ambassador Calls PriceSmart Ban ‘Criminal’. The Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica, Bernardo Guanche Hernandez has labelled the move by PriceSmart Jamaica to suspend the accounts of staff and residents as “criminal” and “anachronistic.”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Another Increase For PATH Beneficiaries. Beneficiaries under the Programme of the Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) will this year receive a 15 per cent increase in benefits… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. JUTC Set Back By $2.5m After Attacks On Buses. The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is faced with an estimated cost of $2.5 million to repair buses that have been vandalised by hoodlums over a two-day period… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Natasha Chang Has A Major Point To Prove. Natasha Chang has a major point to prove, that racing at Dover is not a gender thing… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com