6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 18, 2015

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  1. Dead Stay On Voters’ List – RGD, EOJ Admit Non-Registration Of Deaths Impacting Proper Record Keeping. The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) has revealed that it does not have records of the deaths of a number of Jamaicans, particularly those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, who die violently or are killed in motor vehicle accidents, as their families have failed to register their passing at the RGD… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. 30 Years And Not A Drop – St Elizabeth Communities Still Waiting For Water Despite Pipe Laid Three Decades Ago. An old fire hydrant peeps out from behind a patch of wilted grass at the side of the roadway in Ballard’s Valley, South East St Elizabeth. Its caps have long disappeared, but there is nothing escaping from this connection point which firefighters usually tap into to get water supply… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Private Sector Welcomes Lower Light Bills – JPS Announces Seven Per Cent Dip In Electricity Charges. With electricity rates set to decline by 7.1 per cent this month, the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) says it hopes that this will be part of an ongoing movement to lower light bills… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Don’t Take JTA Membership Lightly, Dixon Tells Teachers. Outgoing president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), Doran Dixon, is urging teachers to register as members of the organisation to safeguard themselves in industrial disputes… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. KPH Promises To Provide Outstanding Reports. Senior Medical officer of Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), Natalie Whylie, has acknowledged there is a problem with the slow pace at which the hospital provides medical certificates to aid investigations being undertaken by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. ‘We Should Be Informed’ – Blake Concerned Athletes Not Reporting To Camp On Time. President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, seemed less than pleased with some high-profile late arrivals to the team’s training camp in Tottori, Japan, ahead of the IAAF World Championships… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com