6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 12, 2015


  1. Jamaicans Urged To Take Flu Seriously In Light Of Chik-V Combo. Residual effects of the chikungunya virus (chik-V) could be worsening the impact of the influenza virus several persons have been experiencing, causing them to be having debilitating symptoms… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. It’s The Mosquito, Nothing Else! Peter Knight, chief executive officer of the National Environment and Planning Agency, has reiterated that last year’s crippling chikungunya epidemic which swept across the island and infected thousands of Jamaicans was mosquito-borne and not airborne, a view still widely held… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Court Erred In Senate Decision – Ruling Fails To Resolve Public-Policy Dispute. Why are so many lawyers expressing so many divergent opinions on the effect of one Supreme Court Judgment?… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Mortars Shock Bruce – Former PM ‘Extremely Surprised’ By JDF’s Admission. Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding yesterday pointed to differences between information given to him by then army chief Major General Stewart Saunders and a statement later released by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) on the use of mortars during the 2010 police-military operation in Tivoli Gardens… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. IMF Test: A Seventh Straight Perfect Score. That’s what Finance and Planning Minister Dr Peter Phillips yesterday told diplomats of the upcoming International Monetary Fund (IMF) test… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Long Way Back! Lerone Clarke Embarks On Distant Trek From Surgery. In 2012, Lerone Clarke carved his name in Jamaican sprinting history, stopping the clock at 6.47 seconds in a 60-metre race in Birmingham… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com