6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 22, 2015


  1. Rasta High – Members Of Movement Will Be Able To Grow Ganja If Law Is Passed.” A great relief and a step in the right direction” is how Horace Matthews, a leader of the Rastafarian movement in Jamaica, is describing a proposed provision in the ganja law that will allow members of the Rastafarian faith to cultivate ganja on designated lands and use the weed for religious purposes, with authorisation from the minister of justice… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Water Lock-Off – Authorities Crackdown On Major Water-Selling Operation Owned By Liguanea Lane Pharmacy Limited. A stop order has been placed on the water-selling operation at the former Kingston Ice Making Company Limited after the Water Resources Authority (WRA) determined that Liguanea Lane Pharmacy Limited, current owners of the premises, are in violation of their licences by allowing the sale of water there… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Aircraft Debris, Bodies Of Americans Found Off Coast Of Port Antonio. Friends and family of Jane and Larry Glazer, owners and passengers of the ill-fated Socata TBN aircraft that crashed 14 miles off the coast of Port Antonio, Jamaica last September, can find closure as the Glazer’s bodies and parts of the plane have been found… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Target Rural Jamaica For Crime Prevention. While expressing hope that Jamaica is on a good path in further reducing the murder rate, Dr Elizabeth Ward, chairman of the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA), has expressed concerns about the number of preventative programmes that are implemented in rural areas… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. I Will Not Resign – Whitmore. Having failed to lead Jamaica’s Under-20 team to this year’s FIFA World Cup Championship, head coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore, says he will not be stepping down from the post… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Sizzla Set To Release 71st Album Titled ‘876’ In April … As He Continues To Blaze The Musical Fire. Reggae/dancehall icon Sizzla Kalonji has been blazing some hot trails, wherever he performs, and the flame may not cool anytime soon. Sizzla says his next project for 2015 will be the launch of another album titled 876, which will take the number of albums created by him to 71… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com