6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 10, 2014


  1. Radiation Alert – Harmful Elements Detected At Ports In Shipments From Japan. Jamaica Customs authorities have revealed that in the last 13 months, tests conducted at the nation’s ports have confirmed the presence of higher-than-normal levels of radiation in two shipments from Japan… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Electoral Activities Intensify As Huge Number Of New Voters Added To List. A significant jump in the number of persons enumerated over the last two years have signalled that electoral activities are rapidly intensifying as the nation approaches the halfway mark in the tenure of the People’s National Party (PNP) administration… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. JCSA Urges Proper Preparation For Public Sector Transformation. Pointing to the creation of regional health authorities (RHA) as an example of public-sector rationalisation that is still bedevilled by problems, the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) has urged the Government to ensure the proper systems are in place to support changes being made in the public sector… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Tourists Could Flock To Jamaica To Escape Freezing Weather. The historic winter freeze currently gripping vast areas of north-eastern United States and Canada could result in increased arrivals to Jamaica as persons flee the harsh weather caused by a polar vortex to thaw out in warmer destinations… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Crowd-Sourced Site Ranks Kingston Among ‘Most Affordable’ Cities. An international cost-of-living index rates Kingston as one of the more affordable cities on the globe, and one of the most affordable in the Caribbean… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Gayle Tipped To Lead Jamaica At Super50. Injured opener Chris Gayle is set to captain Jamaica at this month’s West Indies NAGICO Super50 tournament to be staged in Trinidad and Tobago… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com