6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 16, 2015


  1. Reckless Walkers: Pedestrians More Likely To Be Killed In Crashes Caused By Them, Data Show. An analysis of fatal crashes on the country’s roads in 2014 has shed light on some stark realities in terms of various factors fuelling the nation’s alarming statistics on road deaths… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Archer Exemplified Service Beyond Self. Education Minister The Reverend Ronald Thwaites led glowing tributes paid to the late Reverend Glen Archer yesterday, describing the decorated spelling coach as an inspiring leader… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Cops’ Salaries Withheld. The Police High Command has withheld the salaries of 94 members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), who it says have failed to submit information to the Government’s E-Census project… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Montague Wants Better ESET Updates. Opposition Spokesman on Mining and Energy Senator Robert Montague is calling for the Electricity Sector Enterprise Team (ESET) to provide timelines and implementation plans for projects aimed at improving the energy sector… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. MinFin May Vary Urban Incentives. Revisions to the law that offers tax relief to companies for investments that act as a check on urban decay have left the incentives intact, at a time when the Simpson Miller administration has placed a check on such subsidies… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Vere Girls Shine At Camperdown Classic. Vere Technical’s girls were the most dominant among high schools at Saturday’s Camperdown Classic, the second leg of the Digicel Grand Prix Athletic Series at the National Stadium… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com