6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 21, 2015

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  1. UWI Plants Legal Weed, To Establish Cannabis Research Institute. Ahead of being granted a licence to cultivate marijuana for research purposes, the University of the West Indies (UWI) is set to establish an institute to coordinate research efforts on medicinal and commercial products of marijuana… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. UWI Principal Scoffs At Ganja Fears. Principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor Archibald McDonald, has moved to quell fears that the decriminalisation of marijuana will result in an increase in the number of emergency medical cases at hospitals in Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Tivoli Death Toll Could Have Been Much Higher – Ellington. Former Police Commissioner Owen Ellington has testified that a risk assessment conducted before the May 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens suggested that the death toll “could have been much higher”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Jamaican Students Enjoy Ivy League Success. Amid the numerous challenges being faced by the country, Jamaican students continue to prove that they are resilient and for their hard work have been rewarded with coveted places at Ivy League universities in the United States… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Jamaican Startup Wins Regional Innovation Award. While the attention in Panama was focused on the historic presence of Cuba at the Summit of the Americas, another historic event was also taking place in Panama City… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Ramdin Backs Returning Bishoo, WI Chances Of Victory In Second Test. West Indies head into the second Test against England – starting here today – confident they can build on their impressive showing in the opening match in Antigua and come away with a victory… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com