6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 2, 2016

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  1. Rebuked! – Seventh-Day Adventist Church, NCU Reprimand Pastor For Endorsing PNP. Pastor Dr Michael Harvey, who endorsed Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller’s leadership of the country and urged Jamaicans to “stay the course”, has been reprimanded by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and told to relinquish his position as a leader if he wants to give political views… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Forbidden! – Political Ombudsman Says Dirty Money And Intimidation Outlawed In Upcoming Election. As the Office of the Political Ombudsman heightens plans for all candidates to reaffirm or initiate the signing of the Political Code of Conduct, the woman given the mandate to police the process in the run-up to elections has sounded a warning that the use of “dirty money” in the campaign and intimidatory tactics is forbidden… Read mroe at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. PSOJ Members To Disclose Political Funding. The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is taking steps to have its members disclose their funding to political parties and candidates… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Zika Threat Sparks Abortion Debate. Dr Winston De La Haye, chief medical officer at the Ministry of Health, is discounting the possibility of abortions being considered in light of the rapid spread of the Zika virus in the Americas… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. No Favour For Females – Students Reject Quota System For Women In Politics. Amid calls for the introduction of a quota system to increase the number of women in representational politics, the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) have indicated that only 22 (17%) of the 126 candidates they intend to nominate to contest the February 25 general election will be women… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Confident Spencer Targets Podium Spot In Rio. Marquee 400m hurdler Kaliese Spencer recalls last season as bittersweet but remains confident that should she medal at this year’s Olympics in Rio, Brazil, it would put the icing on the cake as her greatest year ever… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com