6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 22, 2014


  1. Prison Schools – Gov’t Study Says Poor-Performing Institutions Produce Most Inmates. Some of Jamaica’s lowest-ranked high schools have been churning out the bulk of misfits, who have ended up in the country’s prisons, a government study has revealed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. ‘Totally Unacceptable!’ – Saunders Says Rehab Inadequate For Mentally Ill Behind Bars. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Major General Stewart Saunders has indicated that correctional centres are failing hundreds of mentally ill persons who are being held in custody, deprived of adequate rehabilitation, some for years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Commish Supports Probe Into Alleged Death Squads. Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington said the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) would cooperate fully with the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) as the police oversight body conducts a major probe into allegations of a death squad within the force… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Disabled Children Get ‘Early Stimulation’. The Early Stimulation Programme (which includes the Early Stimulation Plus) is a department of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS), which has been catering to the needs of young disabled children and their families for more than 30 years. Since its inception in 1975, the programme has benefited more than 20,000 children with various types of disabilities across the island. It currently offers both centre- and community-based services through special intervention to some 1,241 children… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Cool Runnings – Fans Race To Sledders’ Assistance With Much-Needed Funds. A warm outpouring of public support has pushed the Jamaica Bobsleigh Federation (JBF) well beyond the US$80,000 targeted for the team’s participation in this year’s Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Jazz Welcomes Young Stars. The Trelawny Multipurpose Stadium will be energised with the addition of young reggae sensations, Chronixx, Protoje and Christopher Martin to the 18th staging of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com