6 Things You Need To Know Today: April 16, 2013


  1. Reshuffle On The Cards – Foreign Affairs, National Security Among Those Ministries Targeted. There were heightened discussions in government circles yesterday that a Cabinet reshuffle could coincide with the upcoming Budget Debate… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Mixed Reactions To Bunting’s ‘Divine Intervention’ Statement – Security Minister Says It Doesn’t Signal Retreat. Several stakeholder groups agreed yesterday that National Security Minister Peter Bunting sent the wrong signal about his commitment to tackling Jamaica’s crime problem in statements he made on the weekend… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Snubbed! Cabinet Dismisses Calls From Civil-Society Groups To Sideline Embattled Junior Minister Over Shop Saga. Embattled junior minister Richard Azan will still hold on to his job even though civil-society groups had been calling for him to be sacked… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. ‘We Want No Condoms In Schools’ – JTA President Says Distribution Would Be Unethical, Illegal. President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association and principal of Spanish Town High School, Clayton Hall, has brushed aside suggestions for the distribution of condoms in schools, labelling it both unethical and illegal… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Registration Database Coming For The Disabled. The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities will be embarking on an online database registration, in order to better account for persons living with disabilities… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Marlon King Would Play Under Different Coach. Despite insisting that his client has not “turned his back” on the Reggae Boyz, the agent for recuperating striker, Marlon King, underlined that there would need to be an overhaul of the team’s management for the 32-year-old to reconsider his position… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com