6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 21, 2016


  1. Dalley Defends Delay Pregnancy Advice. Health Minister Horace Dalley on Tuesday defended the Government’s decision to advise women to consider putting off pregnancy for at least the next six to 12 months in order to reduce the risk of Zika virus infection, given the potentially serious birth defects that could arise… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Lessons From ChikV Prompt ZIKV Action. The Caribbean Cement Company Limited is investing $2.3 million in a partnership project with the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation and the Ministry of Health to kick-start what it hopes will be a successful, sustained effort at keeping the Zika virus infection to a minimum when it inevitably hits the Jamaican shores… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Audley The Man…Shaw Will Be Finance Minister In Next JLP Administration. Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness yesterday insisted that Audley Shaw would be the finance minister if the party is elected to form the Government in the upcoming general election… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Holness Wants To Re-Task 30-Odd Public Sector Entities. Arguing that Government ministries, departments, and agencies needed to be re-tasked to deliver economic growth to the country, Andrew Holness, the leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), said more than 30 state-run bodies would be repurposed to achieve new objectives… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Barricade – JDF Wants INDECOM Blocked From Up Park Camp Search. The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has warned that an unprecedented attempt by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) to search the army’s Up Park Camp headquarters could prejudice the public interest… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. I Have More In The Tank – Bolt. He may be a few months away from his 30th birthday and is still bothered by a serious case of scoliosis, but six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has no doubt that he still has a lot left in the tank – a point he hopes to prove this season… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com