6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 8, 2016


  1. My Heart Is Heavy – Holness Shocked Following Shooting Deaths At JLP MoBay Meeting. Opposition Leader Andrew Holness has expressed shock and “heartfelt sadness” at the tragic deaths of three Jamaica Labour supporters and the injury of two others on Sunday night during the official launch of the party’s campaign in Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay St James… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Votes For Sale – Study Finds Almost One Of Every 10 Undecided Voters Would Accept Cash Or Kind To Cast Their Ballot. With every indication that almost half of the just over 1.8 million electors on the latest voters’ list are not planning to vote in the February 25 general election, and with a close race expected, there are indications that money could be the deciding factor… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Bloomfield Asked To Prove Tax Compliance. The People’s National Party’s (PNP) prospective candidate for Portland East, Dr Lynvale Bloomfield, has been instructed to produce evidence showing that he is fully compliant with a payment plan for taxes owed to Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Political Ombudsman To Probe Breaches – Parchment Brown Concerned As Complaints Surge. Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown will be seeking a meeting with Delano Seiveright, the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) prospective candidate for West St Thomas, and five-time member of parliament Dr Fenton Ferguson, after an alleged stand-off in the constituency on Saturday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Energy Expert Urges Region To Revamp Infrastructure For Better Future. Although Jamaica has taken a lead on renewable energy in the Caribbean, a global expert says regional governments are lagging behind in bringing their energy infrastructure in line with modern times… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Unstoppable Broomfield Leads Record Fest At Western Champs. Eight records tumbled as St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) returned as double champions at Saturday’s County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) Western Championships – part of the Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championship – at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, but the undoubted star of the show was the champions’ super athlete, Junelle Broomfield… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com