6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 21, 2014

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  1. Canada Wants Weed – Medical Ganja Company Boss Says Country Would Purchase Jamaican Marijuana. Canada is willing to purchase marijuana from Jamaica, a lucrative deal that could potentially earn billions of dollars for the country on an annual basis… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. No Time Frame For Medical Ganja Legislation – Golding. There is no timetable when the Jamaican Government will enact legislation that will enable the country to cash in on the billion-dollar global medical marijuana market… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Experts Encourage Review Of Teachers’ Leave Entitlements. Any changes to the leave entitlements of the nation’s teachers must be done after stakeholder consultations, according to education interests… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Gleaner Awards To Honour Ja’s Best. Presented since 1979, The Gleaner’s Honour Awards recognises the initiative, accomplishment and courage of individuals and organisations that have contributed significantly to improving Jamaica’s quality of life, at any time in the preceding 12 months, or is likely to bring about such a change in the immediate future… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Fans Help Raise Over $7 Million – JOA Also Covers Winter Olympics Expenses. As the international donations pour in for one of the country’s novel sporting teams, the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) yesterday announced that it will cover all transportation expenses for the island’s bobsled team, after it was officially announced that it had qualified to next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. ‘We’re Not Going There To Bring Up The Rear’ – Bobsledders Looking To Make Mark At Sochi Winter Olympics. Struggling to contain his excitement, veteran captain and driver of Jamaica’s Sochi 2014-bound bobsled team, Winston Watts, is hoping that the team’s return to the Winter Olympics will inspire a new generation of bobsledders and breathe new life into a sport that has not always enjoyed the Jamaican spotlight… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com