6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 29, 2013


  1. Do Your Part To Stem Malaria.  The Ministry of Health is warning Jamaicans to take the necessary precautions when travelling to malaria-endemic countries or regions…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. ‘Arrest Errant Gays’ – Human-Rights Advocate Says Homosexuals Who Run Afoul Of The Law Should Face Its Full Brunt.  “Homosexuals are not above the law; they must be arrested if and when they break the law.”  That was the admonition of Maria Carla Gulotta, executive director of human-rights organisation Stand Up for Jamaica, which carries out on-the-ground work for Amnesty International…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Take The Politics Out Of Education, Urges Tufton.  Dr. Christopher Tufton, co-executive director of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI), is calling for the depoliticisation of education, arguing that a social partnership in that sector could transform Jamaica in the next 10 years.  Batting for education to be placed high on the list of priorities for the country, Tufton said at a time when there were calls for consensus around the economic crisis facing Jamaica, “we should decide on a path that transcends political cycles”…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. 200 Jobs To Be Created By New Beverage Distribution Venture.  Two hundred Jamaicans should benefit from additional jobs that will be created through a joint venture between Red Stripe, a Diageo Company, and Pepsi-Cola (owned by Cabcorp) following the signing of a deal to form a 50-50 sales and distribution company…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. US Visa Applications Not Moving Out Of Island.  The United States (US) Embassy in Kingston has moved to assure concerned Jamaicans that it will continue processing visa applications in the island…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Kingston Stands Unrivalled – Creative City Concept Still Strong Within Jamaica’s Capital.  Is Kingston officially Jamaica’s creative city? The creative city was a concept that was put forward by urbanist Charles Laundry in the 1980s to reflect the notion that countries can achieve development through creativity, open-mindedness, imagination and harnessing the cultural credentials of its people…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com