6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 11, 2014


  1. Dry Pipes – Water Crisis Forces Schools To Close. Several schools in Kingston and St Andrew were forced to close early yesterday due to a lack of water. And in fact, a number of principals have stated that if the dire situation continues, they will have no choice but to close for Easter break earlier than planned… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Registered Non-Voters Should Be Fined – Warmington. Controversial legislator Everald Warmington wants registered voters who fail to exercise their franchise to be required to pay approximately $705 each… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Police Ready To Take The Fight To Gangsters. With the Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organisations) Act, commonly known as the anti-gang law, set to take effect shortly, the Police High Command says it is ready to hit the ground running by moving decisively against criminal gangs… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Huge Turnout For CSEC Seminar. More than 600 students turned out yesterday to take part in the 13th staging of The Gleaner’s Youthlink magazine’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Seminar at The Mico University College in Kingston… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Foreign Affairs Ministry Intervenes In PriceSmart Issue. Jamaica’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is seeking to broker a resolution of the issues stemming from the decision of PriceSmart Jamaica to suspend the accounts of Cubans working in Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Asafa Powell Vows To Fight Ban. Asafa Powell has deemed his 18-month ban from competition by a Jamaica anti-doping disciplinary panel as unjust and vows to clear his name by taking the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com