6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 13, 2015

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  1. Witch Hunt In PNP – Former Labourites Under Attack, Says Lloyd B. With seven former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) members lining up to join the People’s National Party (PNP), one so-called turncoat has called for an end to divisive language used to categorise persons who have crossed political lines… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Manatt-Dudus Commission Chairman Emil George Dies. Chairman of the Manatt-Dudus Commission of Enquiry and former senator Emil George died yesterday at the Medical Associates hospital in St Andrew, after ailing for some time… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Jamaica Advances Work On Climate Change Adaptation Sector Plans. Jamaica has advanced work on its adaptation strategy and action plans for the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors, in line with efforts to prepare the island for climate-change impacts… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. JLP Strapped For Cash. The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) initiative dubbed ‘Project Victory’, on which Andrew Holness hopes to rebound after a reported threat to his position as party leader, is without funding… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Jamaica Gains In Sexual, Reproductive Health – Harvey. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr Kevin Harvey, says Jamaica has come a far way in terms of gaining improvements in sexual and reproductive health over the years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Concern Over Arrivals – Bolt To Join Camp Within Two Days, MVP Athletes Delayed By Visa Issues. Sprint king Usain Bolt is expected to arrive in Tottori, Japan, within two days, while Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Kaliese Spencer, Elaine Thompson and the majority of the MVP Track Club athletes selected to represent Jamaica at the World Championships are also yet to arrive, due to visa issues… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com