6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 18, 2014


  1. Wrong Target: Anti-Gang Bill Not Aiming At Root Of Crime – Levy. With Parliamentary debate set to continue today on the anti-gang bill, stakeholders are pointing to troubling findings in a recent survey that suggests that the proposed law is likely to place at-risk youth in even greater jeopardy… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Murders Shoot Past 100. Forty-eight days into the year and the nation has already recorded more than 100 murders… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Office Of Political Ombudsman Calls For More Teeth. Former Political Ombudsman Bishop Herro Blair said in his 2012 report the election oversight body should be given more powers to police breaches of the Political Code of Conduct, noting that moral suasion alone cannot produce the desired results… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Government Must Tell Jamaicans What To Expect Beyond Austerity – Meeks. As the Government’s tight fiscal policy bites, the incipient restlessness evident among trade unions may translate into action unless Jamaica experiences dramatic economic growth, UWI professor Brian Meeks has suggested… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Jamaica’s Bobsledders End Sochi Dream. Jamaica’s two-man bobsled team saved their best for last, but still finished at the foot of the ladder as the two-day competition concluded at the Sochi Winter Games in Russia yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Music Industry Needs Better Management – PJ Patterson. Former Prime minister, P.J. Patterson, says the Jamaican music industry needs management that is efficient, entrepreneurial and accountable to mitigate the negative circumstances of destitution, which some musicians fall into at old age… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com