6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 10, 2014


  1. No Gay Takeover – Church Member Says Homosexuals Should Form Own Church. Some members of the Christ Church in Vineyard Town, St Andrew, have vowed not to yield any more of their physical or spiritual space to members of the lesbian, gay, and transgender community, many of whom were in attendance at Sunday’s morning service, which included a testimonial from a transgender individual, as well as the washing of the feet of two lesbians by resident Anglican priest Father Sean Major-Campbell… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. JAS Readies Members To Benefit From Cassava. The prospects for a cassava industry in Jamaica appear bright, and the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), which represents a large contingent of the island’s farmers, is moving to ensure that its members are prepared to reap the benefits… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Cassava Industry Could Create Profitable Value Chain For Jamaica’s Economy. Efforts by Red Stripe to develop a commercially viable cassava industry hold much promise for the creation of a value chain that could generate substantial benefits for Jamaica’s economy, especially in the area of import substitution… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. As World Prices Fall, Jamaica Paying More Cash Upfront For PetroCaribe Oil. The dramatic fall in world crude prices has curtailed Jamaica’s oil bill, but it also means that oil refinery Petrojam Limited has to pay a larger portion of the bill in cash… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. ‘I Jus Wanted To Die’ – Tivoli Resident Says She Watched As Police Took Away The Lifeless Bodies Of Family Members. Joan McCarthy fought back the tears as she recounted yesterday how, just minutes apart, she watched police personnel take away the lifeless bodies of two family members during the 2010 police-military operations in her west Kingston community… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Spencer Heads Race For Golden Cleats Award. Diamond League and Commonwealth Games 400 metres hurdles champion Kaliese Spencer, headlines the women’s field for the 2014 Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)/Scotiabank Golden Cleats Awards… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com