6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 1, 2014


  1. Ja Curbing HIV Spread, Says Harvey. As people around the world commemorate the 26th World AIDS Day today, Dr Kevin Harvey, acting permanent secretary at the Ministry of Health, said Jamaica is on the right track as the nation seeks to curb the virus’ spread… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Buggery Law Affects HIV/AIDS Fight – Paper. A concept paper prepared for the Ministry of Health said Jamaica’s buggery law “negatively impacts policy implementation” in the fight against HIV/AIDS as it “makes it difficult for reporting and treatment and prevention programmes for the MSM (men who have sex with men) population”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Ocho Rios Exodus. Jamaica’s former cruise ship capital, Ocho Rios, will for the first time in several years welcome only cruise liners to its port, as Carnival Cruise Lines moves its mega liners to Royal Caribbean’s Falmouth Port next summer… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. We Have Become Poorer Since 2009, Says Prof Williams. Professor Densil Williams, executive director of the Mona School of Business and Management, says unless Jamaica takes the requisite steps to lay a strong foundation for growth, the nation could be in for a rough time going forward… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Tivoli Enquiry A ‘Watershed Moment’ – Mukulu. Acting Public Defender Matondo Mukulu said yesterday that his office expects and “has every reason to believe” that the Tivoli commission of enquiry, which starts today at the Jamaica Conference Centre, will represent a “watershed moment for a nation that was given its 9/11 moment in May 2010″… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Muirhead Believes BCCI Has ‘Softened Position’. Michael Muirhead, chief executive officer of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), says discussions with the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) over a US$42 million claim for losses from its recently aborted series in India has been progressing well… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com