6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 15, 2016

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  1. No Reason To Party – Neither PNP Nor JLP Able To Convince 50% Of Electorate To Love It. Fewer than half the 1.8 million persons on the latest voters’ list have a favourable opinion of the governing People’s National Party (PNP) despite every indication that it will be elected for another term when the votes are counted on February 25… Read more at Jamaica- Gleaner.com

  2. Voting Blues! – PNP And JLP Agree That Voter Apathy Not Good For Jamaica’s Democracy. With a little more than half the people on the latest voters list expected to vote in the February 25 general election, representatives of the two major political parties have added their voices to concerns about the growing voter apathy in the country… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Independents Unite To Unseat PNP, JLP. A win for even one of the candidates contesting the February 25 general election under its lighthouse symbol would be a very big deal for the National Democratic Movement (NDM), and, by extension, the country as well, according to chairman Michael Williams… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Debates Commission Proposes New Dates. The Jamaica Debates Commission (JDC) has asked the two major political parties to consider new dates for the national debates: February 19, 20 and 21… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. JDF Implores Employers To Free Reserves For Election Duty. The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has urged employers to give special consideration to employees who are members of the national reserves and to make them available for general election duties from February 13 to 28… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Windies Under-19s Beat India To Win ICC Cricket World Cup. Underdogs West Indies Under-19s stunned favourites India Under-19s by five wickets in a low-scoring final of the ICC Youth Cricket World Cup to crown themselves World champions for the first time in their history yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com