6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 15, 2016

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  1. Hotel Project Threat – Developers Consider Pulling Out Over Illegal Sand Mining Allegations. Chairman of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) John Junor late yesterday called an emergency meeting with representatives of three key government ministries, as well as international investor Karisma, in a bid to end an impasse caused by allegations of illegal sand mining… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Massive Fire Leaves 15 Homeless On Duke Street. Approximately 15 persons were left homeless yesterday after a massive fire gutted premises located at 91 Duke Street in Kingston… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Roads At Risk – Auditor General Accuses Some Contractors Of Building Substandard Thoroughfares. Some road contractors have been building substandard roads and, in some instances, have hoodwinked the authorities by submitting falsified reports on tested materials… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. New Study Of The Health Of Mining Communities Shows Adverse Impacts. A health survey of three Jamaican communities exposed to mining and quarrying found that the operations were having adverse impacts of varying degrees on community health… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. NIS Scandal: Government Issues Statement On Auditor General Report. The government has issued a statement on the multimillion-dollar scandal involving the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) that did not indicate whether millions in overpayments have been recovered… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Sigma Run Turns Spotlight On Cancer. The Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run, set for Sunday, February 21, is ready to raise $50 million to contribute to three worthy causes… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com