6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 14, 2013


  1. Second Malaria Case Detected.  Health officials were yesterday tight-lipped on reports that a second imported case of malaria has been detected.  The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre understands that the infected person, a male, had also travelled to a country in Africa similar to the person in St Ann whose case was highlighted by The Gleaner last week. The Manchester patient is being treated at the Mandeville Regional Hospital, where he is in intensive care…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Gov’t Not Ready – Former PNP State Minister Accuses Administration Of Ineffective Management.  A former state minister during the P.J. Patterson era has come out swinging against his party, which now forms the Government…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Wards Are Attention-Seekers, Says Doc – Psychiatrist Stresses ‘Wave Of Suicide’ Untrue – Hanna Says Girls Suffering From Neglect, Depression.  Psychiatrist Dr Aggrey Irons has said the recent spate of suicide attempts by wards of the state being housed at two of the country’s adult prisons is not due to the conditions under which they are being held…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Factories Corporation To Take Charge Of Scrap-Metal Sites.  With the imminent reopening of the scrap-metal trade, the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce last night said the Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ) would take possession of the three approved multi-user sites today…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Windfarm Operators Aim To Slash Over J$1b From Oil Bill.  Economic windfalls are expected as wind operators seek to increase their supply of energy to the electricity grid to seven per cent from the current 2.5 per cent in the near term, saving more than J$1 billion annually in oil imports…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Greenhouse Farm Flourishes In Trench Town.  The South St Andrew community of Trench Town, known as the cradle of reggae music, having produced some of the island’s top musicians, including reggae icon Bob Marley, is now yielding bounty of a different sort.  In the heart of the community lies a flourishing greenhouse, where residents are engaged in cultivating vegetables to feed their families, while earning an income…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com  (see photo above: Project manager of the Trench Town Greenhouse Project, Donovan English, tends to tomato plants in the 30 by 40 square foot greenhouse farm located in the heart of the South St Andrew community.)