6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 17, 2014

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  1. Enough Is Enough! East Kingston Residents, MP, Mayor, Bunting Walk For Peace After Infant’s Murder. Traumatised by raging acts of violence in Eastern Kingston which snatched the life of a 17-month-old baby, among others, a throng of residents yesterday spilled into the troubled communities on and around Oliver Road to pour out their anguish to political leaders… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Sigma Run Surpasses $17m Target. Defending male champion Shawn Pitter and last year’s second-place finisher in the women’s segment, Deandra Williams, topped yesterday’s Sigma Sagicor Corporate Run 5.5KM Run/Walk road race charity event in New Kingston… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Class Inequality Still Hurting Jamaica – Cop. Senior Superintendent of Police Fitz Bailey, in charge of the St Andrew Central Division, believes classism in Jamaica is an obstacle to the nation achieving justice and tranquility… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Logistics Hub Not Contingent On Expanded Panama Canal – Davies. Jamaica’s works minister, Dr Omar Davies, said stalled works on the Panama Canal will not make Jamaica a less attractive destination for logistics activities… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. KSAC Approves $3.4b In Investments For Kingston. Approximately $3.4 billion in investment projects across the Corporate Area have been approved by the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) since the start of the year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Windies Will Not Underestimate Ireland – Sammy. Darren Sammy, captain of West Indies Twenty20 team, says despite the underdog status of Ireland, he and his charges do not intend to take them lightly ahead of their three-match series at Sabina Park… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com