6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 16, 2015


  1. Students Taken To Hospital With Symptoms Of Psychosis After Allegedly Smoking Ganja On ‘Decriminalisation Day’. At least two students were taken to hospital yesterday for suspected psychosis, brought on after they reportedly smoked marijuana to enhance their learning potential… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Holness Steps In To Quell Quarrel Over North East St Catherine Seat. Former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Member of Parliament Sharon Hay-Webster has formally applied to the party to represent the people of North East St Catherine in the next general elections… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. ‘ISIS Not Recruiting Jamaicans’ – Sheikh Musa Tijani. ISIS is not in Jamaica, nor is it recruiting Jamaicans, and Jamaicans are not leaving to join ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). This, according to Sheikh Musa Tijani of the Islamic Council of Jamaica (ICOJ), located at 24 Camp Road, Kingston 4… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Decision Day For Suspected ISIS Teen. A magistrate is expected to rule today whether the teen detained on suspicion that he was trying to join Islamic militants in the Middle East should be released from police custody… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. West Kingston Enquiry Behind Schedule. Secretary to the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Maria Jones has conceded that the hearing is running well behind schedule… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Government To Direct Policy Draft For Protection Of Student Athletes. Concerned, yet planning ahead, Natalie Neita-Headley, minister with responsibility for sport, says it is only fitting that stakeholders develop policies and legal framework now to protect student athletes, while ensuring continued development through corporate sponsorship/support… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com