6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 3, 2015


  1. Illegal Sale Of State Land Going Dirt Cheap. Hundreds of acres of state-owned land are being sold illegally under a “political land for the poor” scheme in Dallas Mountain, East Rural St Andrew, and is now the subject of a major fraud investigation by an elite anti-corruption police unit… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Holness’ Wife To Run For Parliament. Juliet Holness, the wife of Opposition Leader Andrew Holness, is being considered by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) as its parliamentary candidate for the East Rural St Andrew constituency… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Early-Childhood Institutions To Be Certified For The First Time. Seven early-childhood institutions will next week receive the first set of registration certificates to be issued by the Early Childhood Commission (ECC) in its 10 years of existence… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. 14 Left Homeless After Heavy Rain Pelted Portland. Four houses were destroyed and 14 people left homeless after more than six hours of intense rainfall in the eastern parish of Portland… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. More Education Among Youth About HIV/AIDS. Jamaica has made good progress over the years towards ending the AIDS epidemic in our country. At present, 81 per cent of the estimated 1.8 per cent of people 15-49 years, or 29,260 people living with HIV, know their status. Most of the gains in reducing HIV prevalence have been in the general population, among sex workers (from over 14 per cent in the 1990s to 2.9 per cent at the end of 2014), and Mother-to-Child-Transmission (MTCT), which is less than two per cent… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Walker Cup Kings Womler’s Beat St George’s In KO Final. Wolmer’s Boys’ School heaped more misery on St George’s College yesterday, defeating their North Street rivals 5-4 on penalties for their third ISSA/FLOW Walker Cup knockout title in four years, and fifth overall… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com