6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 6, 2015


  1. What A Disgrace! Senate At Odds Over Minister’s Proposed Role In Granting Urban Renewal Incentives. Unpatriotic and disgrace were just some of the words uttered in the Upper House yesterday to describe the actions of Opposition senators after they almost blocked passage of a bill being touted as part of the plan to jump-start the redevelopment of downtown Kingston… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. West Poised For Construction Boom. The critical need for additional housing stock in western Jamaica is poised to be addressed shortly as Government has announced an ambitious plan to construct some 1,429 homes in the region in the next financial year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Glen Archer Drove Me, Says Bee Champ Coach. When Hanif Brown won The Gleaner’s Children’s Own Spelling Bee championship in 2011, nobody would have predicted that just four years later, he would go on to successfully coach a participant to victory… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Bob Gets New Statue For 70th Birthday. Just in time for the 70th birthday celebration, a new life-size likeness of the late Robert Nesta Marley will be unveiled at the one-time home of the reggae icon in Trench Town, Kingston… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Jamaica Seeks Extradition In Car Mart Murder. Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn has said the Jamaican police have requested the extradition of the second suspect linked to the shooting death of Payless Car Mart manager Robert Mendez… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Bennett Happy With Tallawahs Squad. Jamaica Tallawahs’ assistant coach Junior Bennett is satisfied with the composition of his squad following the Limacol/Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T/20 Draft at the Terra Nova Hotel in St Andrew yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com