6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 4, 2015


  1. ZIKV Alert! – Health Ministry Issues Warning As Virus Spreads Through Americas. The zika virus is not to be taken lightly because if contracted, it can create serious complications, including death, especially for pregnant women and infants, warns the Ministry of Health… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Holness Renews Call For Prime Minister To Join Him In Peace Walk. Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness has renewed his 2011 call on Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller to walk with him in a symbolic gesture of peace… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. More Than 1,500 To Be Employed In Parish Council Christmas Programme. Work is expected to begin next week to spruce up all 22 divisions of the Clarendon Parish Council for the Christmas, an exercise that will put more than 1,500 persons to work… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Mortars Could Have Shaken Buildings In Tivoli. A Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) mortar expert has conceded that use of the explosives during the May 2010 operations in Tivoli Gardens would have caused “a measure of shaking” to buildings in the community… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Paulwell Reviews Tablets In Secondary Schools. Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Phillip Paulwell has indicated that plans are in place to ensure that there is a smooth process in how tablets are administered in secondary schools… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. ‘We Are Ready To Fight’ – Simmons Warns Against Writing Off Young Windies. West Indies head coach Phil Simmons said yesterday that he was not too worried by his side’s ongoing challenges in the tour match against Cricket Australia XI and has warned detractors not to underestimate the Caribbean side in the three-Test series starting next week… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com