6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 11, 2016


  1. ‘We Want Our Beach Back!’ – St Ann Property Owners Push For CHEC To Fund Restoration After Excavation-Related Damage. “We just want to see our beach come back. Basically, plain and simple, we want it restored to what it was,” declared businessman Michael Drakulich yesterday during a Gleaner Editors’ Forum at Jewels Dunn’s River in St Ann…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Anti-Gay Laws Across The Region Should Now Tumble – UN, Human Rights Groups. The United Nations, local and regional rights groups, and advocates say a train has now been set in motion for colonial laws throughout the English-speaking Caribbean outlawing anal sex to tumble after a Belize court ruled that laws in the country punishing ‘unnatural sex’ are unconstitutional…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Civil Society Demands Answers For Planned Coal Plant. Jamaicans are demanding an explanation from Government over the planned-for 1,000-megawatt coal plant, news of which has come post last month’s sale of ALPART to Chinese firm Jiuguan Iron and Steel.Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Organic Champion! – Emancipation Park Sculptor Is Denbigh’s Top Organic Farmer. At the recently held Denbigh Agricultural Show in Clarendon, female farmer Laura Facey walked away with the Jamaica Agriculture Task Force’s sponsored Champion Female Organic Farmer for her Mount Plenty Organics farm…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Team Will Make Jamaica Proud – Technical Leader Wilson Expects Solid Performances. “We have a team that will make Jamaica and the entire Caribbean proud.” That is the assurance from Maurice Wilson, technical leader of Jamaica’s track and field team at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Formal Training Required For Music Journalists. In Monday’s main STAR entertainment story, producer Gussie Clarke did not say anything about payola we have not heard before, but it is not important to keep talking about it…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com