6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 2, 2014


  1. PM Trips For 2013 To Exceed $50 Million. It now appears certain that the Government spent more than $50 million to send Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and her team on foreign trips last year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Digicel, Gleaner Team Up To Give Shaggy And Friends Online Boost. As the telecommunications partner for the Shaggy and Friends Concert, Digicel has announced it will be streaming the concert live to its more than 600,000 fans on Facebook as well as to viewers on the Shaggy and Friends Website… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Ministry Improved Police Vehicle Management – Auditor General. A little more than one year after Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis found gaping holes and a severe lack of accountability in how the fleet of vehicles in the force was being repaired, progress has been made by the Ministry of National Security in adopting best practices… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Hypertension The Leading Cause Of Death. “Overall, when we look at total mortality, the leading cause of death worldwide is uncontrolled hypertension. The second leading cause of death worldwide is tobacco smoking related,” Dr Knox Hagley shared with The Gleaner, recently… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. ‘No Urgency For Enviro Matters.’ Diana McCaulay, chief executive officer at the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), has expressed concern over what she says is lip service paid to issues surrounding sustainable development in Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. WICB President Backs Schools T20. West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Pre-sident Dave Cameron has come out in support of the SIG High Schools Invitational T20 cricket competition that is set to bowl off tomorrow at Chedwin Park in St Catherine… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com