6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 4, 2016

Diana McCaulay
Diana McCaulay
  1. ‘Rethink Coal Plan’ – Environmentalists Decry Nain Plant Proposal, Gov’t Official Also Wary. Jamaica will pay dearly in terms of the health of its people and the environment if the new owners of the Alpart bauxite facility in Nain, St Elizabeth, are allowed to build a proposed…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. ‘A Victory For Press Freedom’ – Attorneys Praise Ruling Overturning Injunction Against Airing Of Holness Exposé. “We won. What else is there to say? We won,” declared attorney-at-law Hugh Small, following yesterday’s favourable outcome in the ongoing battle between Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Television Jamaica (TVJ) and the…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Chinese Coal Plant A Death Knell For Ja’s Climate Readiness – Pundits. THE SALE of Alpart to Chinese firm Jiuguan Iron and Steel holds not only the promise of jobs; it also threatens to erode Jamaica’s climate change response efforts…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Lessons Learnt From Cancellation Of Negril Breakwaters. CIVIL SOCIETY’S capacity to influence Jamaica’s vulnerability to climate change was recently brought sharply into focus, with the discontinuation of work under component one…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. ‘Win-Win’ For Hyde – Cameron Says Young Charge Has Nothing To Lose. Coach Bert Cameron is encouraging young 400m hurdler, Jaheel Hyde, to enjoy his first Olympic experience and believes he will come out a winner regardless of the…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Our Music, Our Festival. Our Music, Our Festival, the tagline for the recent Reggae Sumfest 2016 in Montego Bay, St James, seems to have resonated with a number of the performers…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com