6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 12, 2013

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  1. Hope For Cancer Fight: Gov’t Closer To Securing Critical Treatment Machines. Funding is now in place for the purchase of a state-of-the-art machine to be used in the provision of cancer care… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Church Must Take Fight Beyond Abortion, Homosexuality – Reece. The Church in Jamaica is being called on to move beyond sensational issues like its pet peeves: homosexuality and abortion. Crime and the battered economy are issues to which it should turn its focus instead… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Food Security Bill Could Mandate State Entities To Buy Jamaican. Legislation is to be tabled in Parliament to require public-sector entities to ensure that a minimum portion of the food they purchase are locally produced… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Red Tape Stifling Jamaica’s Growth, Says Wehby. Don Wehby, GraceKennedy’s group chief executive officer, has highlighted the urgent need for added impetus and drive to the local export sector that has, for some time, remained stationary in an economy desperately in need of a boost… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Wastewater A Key Resource For Agriculture – FAO Rep. While not without risk, wastewater presents one of the best options for helping to ensure food security in the Caribbean… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Taylor Is Back… Bowler Recalled By Jamaica After Two-Year Absence. Injury-plagued fast bowler Jerome Taylor is among 12 West Indies players who have been named in a Jamaica 44-member training squad to prepare for upcoming regional Four-day and Super50 tournaments… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com