6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 24, 2015



  1. Cops Fired More Than 1,000 Rounds After Tivoli Secured – Gifford. The West Kingston Commission of Enquiry yesterday heard evidence that members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) fired a total of 1,167 shots when they moved into Tivoli Gardens after a police-military team had already secured the community… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Local Viewers To Lose Several Cable Channels As Operators Ordered To Cease Illegal Showing Of Content. Within the next month, Jamaicans can expect to start losing a large number of their favourite cable offerings, as cable service providers have been cited for breaches of United States (US) intellectual property rights, with many not licensed to broadcast several of the channels and programmes viewers have been enjoying for years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. More Agro-Parks To Come. Five more agro-parks are being planned for Jamaica, which when brought into production will move the number of parks to 14… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Regional Approach To Revive Coconut Industry. As Jamaica continues to grapple with the devastating impact of the dreaded, lethal yellowing disease, the Coconut Industry Board (CIB) is hopeful that a regional intervention strategy will help to revive the fortunes of this ailing agricultural sub-sector… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. International Interest Heightens As Celebration Of Bolivar Visit Nears. Jamaica is once again poised to take centre stage on the global platform with international focus aimed at the island… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Good Day For Jamaica. Jamaican athletes had to endure very low temperatures on yesterday’s opening day of the 121st staging of the Penn Relays at the Franklin Field Stadium in Philadelphia… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com