6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 13, 2014


  1. Bunting Keeps Faith – Minister Says Church Must Be Involved In Curbing Crime. Shrugging off last year’s avalanche of criticism of his call for divine intervention in dealing with crime, National Security Minister Peter Bunting has sounded a rallying cry for churches across the island to make themselves a centrepiece in efforts to bring an end to violence in 2014… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Careless Cops To Face Charges – INDECOM To Act Against Police Involved In Training School Mishap Which Left One Cop Dead. The Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM) seems set to bring charges against members of the police force involved in the fatal shooting of one of their own and the wounding of five other police personnel in a training school mishap last January… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Island Outsourcers Makes Inroads Into The Bahamas – Jamican Company Opens First Call Centre In Grand Bahama. Jamaican offshore company, Island Outsourcers, has planted its seeds in The Bahamas… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaica’s Lobster Stock In Danger – Top Marine Biologist Suggests Extension Of Close Season. Renowned marine scientist Dr Karl Aiken has advised the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries that he will be pressing for a one-month extension of the three-month close season for lobster which runs from April 1 to June 30 each year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. France Track Boss Lauds JAAA Partnership. President of the Fédération Française d’Athlétisme (FFA), Bernard Amsalem, believes his country, France, and Jamaica, stand to benefit significantly from closer relations between his organisation and the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Earth Day Competition Now Open To Students. The Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ) is inviting entries for the 2014 Earth Day Competition. The competition is open to all secondary school students within grades 7-13. Students are asked to submit individual entries to the Literary Arts, Poster, and Photography categories. Each school is also invited to submit a group entry for the Performing Arts category… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com