6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 4, 2016

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  1. Andrew’s Big Plan – JLP Leader Outlines Prosperity Programme Ahead Of Election. Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness last night planned to present to Jamaica a 10-plank programme he promised would catapult the nation from “poverty to prosperity”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Chaunte Conquers – Ardenne High Student Is 2016 Spelling Bee Champion. Fourteen nervous students faced the spell masters yesterday for the finals of theGleaner’s Children’s Own Spelling Bee, but it was Chaunte Blackwood, the unassuming St Andrew parish champion, who emerged as the 2016 National Spelling Bee champion… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Linstead Problems Pushing Police. Linstead, described as a town ‘bursting at its seams’, is pushing the police there to make an appeal for help to buy bicycles to efficiently navigate the town’s congested streets and enforce law and order… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.
  4. Road Safety Experts Look To New Government To Pass Road Traffic Law Speedily. Passage of the new Road Traffic Act, which is expected to drive down the high levels of road fatalities in Jamaica, will be delayed with the dissolution of Parliament tomorrow, but road safety experts are confident that a new government will enact the law with dispatch after the February 25 general election… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Jamaica Has The Worst Rate Of Optometrists To Patient- Grant. From an old, leaky room that was too small to handle, the just under 2,000 patients it saw annually and the approximately 63 surgeries that had to be performed, the Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH), through the partnership of the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA), Caribbean Council for the Blind, SightSavers, the European Union, the Jamaica Society for the Blind, among other sponsors and stakeholders, recently opened a state-of-the-art ophthalmology clinic and operating theatre… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. No Place For Lambert. Many-time winning Jamaica captain Tamar Lambert, has been omitted from the Jamaica Scorpions squad for their sixth-round WICB First-Class Tournament clash away to the Leeward Islands Hurricanes next weekend… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com