6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 27, 2014

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  1. ‘Flawed Study’ – Academics Respond To Prison Schools Research Findings. Amid the heated debate that has engulfed the nation following the publication of a report which linked the majority of adult inmates in the country’s penal system to non-traditional high schools a group of academics has raised concerns over how the study was conducted… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Deported Sex Offenders Top Police Monitor List. Criminal deportees repatriated to Jamaica after serving time for sex offences, especially child molesters, are receiving special attention from the police force along with those with an equally rotten record of violent, serious crimes… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. JUTC Urges Commuters To Get Smarter Card. The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has encouraged the public to hasten their steps and be prepared for the cash-less-system which will be fully implemented on March 31… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Dr Fenton Ferguson: For Health And Wellness – Snuffing Out Smoking In Public Spaces. One of the major news items of 2013 was the implementation of a ban on public smoking… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Steele Eclipses Usain Record. World 4×400 metres silver medallist, Edino Steele, started his 2014 season in fine style at Saturday’s staging of the 13th Queen’s/Grace Jackson Meet inside the National Stadium, winning his heat in 46.75 seconds to win overall and in the process erase Usain Bolt 2008 record of 46.94… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. LTM’S ‘The Golden Macca Fat’ Large On Spectacle. At the press launch of the 2014 National Pantomime, The Golden Macca Fat, there were promises of magic, eccentric characters, feet-tapping, singing and dancing. It was a promise kept in part… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com