6 Things You Need To Know Today: April 29, 2013


  1. ‘No Need To Panic’ – Bird Flu Alert Standard Procedure For WHO, Says Health Official. Despite reports that Jamaica and other countries in the Caribbean region have been put on alert for the deadly Avian influenza A (H7N9), more commonly known as bird flu, one official in the Ministry of Health has said there is no need to panic… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. More Persons Using NHF, Says Ferguson. Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson has said more Jamaicans are taking advantage of the benefits available under the National Health Fund (NHF)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. ‘Fewer Women Screening For Cervical Cancer’. The Jamaica Cancer Society has raised concern over what it said is the significant decline in the number of women being screened for cervical cancer… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Clarke Underscores Role Of Credit Unions. Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Roger Clarke, has underscored the pivotal role of Jamaica’s credit union movement in advancing the country’s economic development… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Citizen Security And Justice Programme Hailed For Helping Youths. The Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP), an initiative of the Ministry of National Security, has been hailed by members of the Spanish Town community for helping to assist disenfranchised youths in many areas of the town gain employment and provide opportunities for them to access and maintain their presence in other beneficial programmes… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Small Business Expo Coming Soon! The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) is set to stage its sixth annual Small Business Expo on Tuesday, May 21, at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston. The event, which began in 2008, is keen on fulfilling specific objectives which will assist in the sustainable creation and development of micro, small and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs) in Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com