6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 26,2016


  1. Police Body Cameras Finally A Reality In Jamaica. After a long delay, police officers in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will now have to use body cameras while interacting with members of the public. Personnel from the Kingston Central, Kingston Eastern, St Andrew South, St Andrew Central, Traffic, and Motorised Patrol divisions will be the first batch of cops to don the technology when they hit the streets…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Sugar Not Dead Yet – Stakeholders Say Industry Still Has Potential. Despite the myriad challenges plaguing the sugar sector, including some 120 Westmoreland-based small farmers walking away from the industry last year, stakeholders at yesterday’s Gleaner Editors’ forum, in Westmoreland, noted that while sugar was no longer king, it was not dead and should not be buried…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Jamaica To Lobby CXC For Penwood Students’ Grades, But It Could Be In Vain. The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has hinted that it would be difficult to get a change in the decision not to grade 40 Penwood High School students in six subjects because of the non-submission of required documents…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Atlanta Mayor Wants Closer Working Relations With Jamaica. Atlanta Mayor, Kasim Reed, wants to broaden the relationship that exists between Montego Bay and Atlanta, to include a closer working relationship with the Government…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Red Stripe Looking To Double Localbeer Consumption In Three Years. Local brewery Red Stripe Jamaica is looking to double local beer consumption by 2019. Managing Director Ricardo Nuncio says he is convinced the goal is achievable since the Jamaican market has large untapped potential. He notes that beer consumption in Jamaica is actually the lowest per capita for the whole Americas region, with the lowest being Haiti…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Mystic Mountain Boss To Set Up Rehab In Blue Mountains In Medical Tourism Venture – New Cable Car Ride Also In The Cards. Jamaica could soon have its own luxury drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in the Blue Mountain region if plans by Mystic Mountain boss, Michael Drakulich, get under way as expected by next summer…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com