6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 24, 2016

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  1. PNP Officials Tight-Lipped About Campaign Donations Scandal. With the People’s National Party (PNP) ensnared in a campaign donations scandal, officials were tight-lipped yesterday as President Portia Simpson Miller insisted that discussions about the matter remain within the walls of the party’s Old Hope Road, St Andrew, headquarters…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Deadly Police Rage – Members Of The Security Forces Who Kill Their Women Find Them Too Spunky. Those policemen and soldiers who murder their spouses and then commit suicide are authoritarians who believe that their female partners must be submissive, and when the woman shows spunk, the result is death. These men also fail to separate what is required of them on the street and what is required at home…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. New JTA President Calls For Greater Investment In Teacher Training And Community Colleges. If his inaugural address as the 52nd president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) is anything to go by, it appears Howard Isaacs will be using his tenure as leader of the union body to address the issues of teacher training…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Five Cases Of Zika Confirmed In St Ann…Residents Urged To Be Vigilant. Medical officer of health for St Ann, Dr Debra Weir, has confirmed five cases of Zika virus in the parish, among the 264 reports of suspected cases. Weir made the disclosure while speaking at a Zika community meeting in St Ann’s Bay last Friday…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Thompson, McLeod Set To Shine In Lausanne. Jamaica’s double Olympic gold medallist Elaine Thompson and men’s 110-metre hurdles winner Omar McLeod will be two of the stars on show at tomorrow’s Lausanne Diamond League meet in Switzerland…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Expert Group To Deal With Potential Microcephaly Cases. The Ministry of Health has identified an expert group to look at recommendations to address the support that will be required for children born with birth defects associated with the Zika virus. The expert group consists of a neuro psychologist, paediatirc psychologist, child psychiatrist, paediatric neurologist, behavioral paediatrician, paediatrician and an early-childhood education specialist…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com