6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 3, 2014


  1. PM Plays Catch-Up. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said yesterday that the board of the National Housing Trust (NHT) has been instructed to keep her posted regarding developments at the cash-rich public body… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Lesbians Targeted By Men Who Want To ‘Straighten Them Out’. A recent study has shown that 47 per cent of lesbian and bisexual women in Jamaica have faced threats of sexual violence, actual sexual violence and/or sexual harassment by men, with the intention, in some cases, to “straighten them out”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Witness Puts KPH In Spotlight. The treatment meted out to a then 13-year-old girl when she turned up at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) with two bullet wounds during the 2010 police-military incursion into her west Kingston community has landed health-care personnel who were on duty at the time on the radar of the commission of enquiry… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Garbage Forces Portmore Fishermen To Stay Ashore. Some small-craft fishers were still unable to venture out to sea late yesterday, following the flooding of the Causeway Fishing Village in Portmore, St Catherine, with garbage washed down from the Rio Cobre and the Duhaney and Ferry rivers Sunday night… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Strengthening Ja’s Fiscal Performance. A key element of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreement is that Jamaica manipulates fiscal policy (government spending and tax receipts) to maintain a primary balance of 7.5 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Powell Signs Record MLS Deal. United States Major League Soccer (MLS) outfit, Portland Timbers, has exercised its option on 20-year-old defender Alvas Powell, signing the Jamaican outright from Portmore United for a record six-figure sum… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com