6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 27, 2014


  1. Gangs Crave Peace: West Kgn Factions Want End To Violence. After nearly two years of bloodletting in sections of western Kingston that claimed scores of lives, law-abiding residents are keeping their fingers crossed for better days as alleged gang members are reportedly signalling that they are weary of the feud and are prepared to lay down arms… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Ja Waives Visa Requirements For Chinese Tourists. China’s ambassador to Jamaica, Dong Xiaojun, yesterday said the waiver of the visa requirements for Chinese to visit the land of sea and sun is likely to be widely well-received by persons in the east Asian country… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Next Month For Verdict In Kartel Case. The anxiously awaited verdict in the murder trial of Vybz Kartel and his four co-accused will not be known until next month… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Solar Devices, LED Bulbs To See Tax-Free Light. The Government is making good on its promise to remove the import tax on solar equipment and LED bulbs, Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell disclosed yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Gov’t Launches Production Of Castor Oil Beans. The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has embarked on a drive to have a sustained production of castor oil beans in the island to meet the demand of local and overseas markets… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Powell D-Day April 10. Jamaican sprinting star Asafa Powell,will know his fate in six weeks, when the Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel is expected to announce its decision, following yesterday’s closure of the athlete’s doping violation case at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com