6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 8, 2014


  1. No Change In Catchment Despite Rain, Says NWC. Despite showers in the Corporate Area in recent days, the National Water Commission (NWC) says there has been no significant change in catchment levels at the Mona Reservoir and the Hermitage Dam… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Go Light On Ganja – Calls Mount For Speedy Law Reform As Gov’t Mulls Ceasing Arrests Of Smokers. The Government is investigating whether prior to the passing of the legislation to decriminalise small amounts of ganja, persons caught with the drug can be summoned to appear in court rather than be detained… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Farewell, Sir Howard – Cabinet Ministers View Former GG’s Body Ahead Of Today’s State Funeral. Senior government Minister Robert Pickersgill yesterday led members of the Portia Simpson Miller Cabinet as they viewed the body of the late former Governor General Sir Howard Cooke at The Mico University College in Kingston… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. NRCA To Make Decision On Negril Breakwaters. The public could know as early as September whether the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA), serving as the board for the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), will approve the installation of breakwaters to halt beach erosion in Negril… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Ministry To Expand Electronic Labour Programme. The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is looking to expand the Electronic Labour Exchange (ELE) to its regional offices in Montego Bay and Mandeville… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. McIntosh To Remain With Netball Jamaica – We Have Unfinished Business, She Says. Jill McIntosh, the technical director of Netball Jamaica, will continue to guide the local programme until the Netball World Cup set for Sydney, Australia, from August 9 to 16, 2015… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com