6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 30, 2013


  1. McNeill Endorses VW Super Bowl Commercial.  Like the thousands of Jamaicans worldwide, Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Dr. Wykeham McNeill has thrown his support behind the iconic Volkswagen Super Bowl 2013 advert, which is to be aired during the game this Sunday…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Warmington Off The Hook – MP ‘Vindicated’ After DPP Decides Not To Press Charges On OCG’s Recommendation.  Parliamentarian Everald Warmington has declared that the director of public prosecutions’ (DPP) decision against filing criminal charges against him has underscored his characterisation in 2010 of former Contractor General Greg Christie as an “overzealous idiot” and a “mental case”…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. ‘Time For Audacity’.  Less than a week after releasing its report card on the state of the country’s education system, the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) is now taking aim at the main players in the education sector for what it says is their lack of “audacity” to bring about much-needed change…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. The JLP Must Assert Itself – Tufton.  Deputy Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Dr Christopher Tufton on Sunday said the JLP must place its full attention at providing leadership for a country that is facing increasing uncertainties and potential crisis…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Cancer-Care Centre To Be Established By Health Ministry.  With Jamaicans affected by increasing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and forced to shell out billions of dollars annually for treatment, the Ministry of Health is moving swiftly to establish a cancer-care centre to ease the socio-economic burden on persons with all types of cancers…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. ‘I Lost The Fire’ – Walker Breaks Silence On London Olympics Meltdown.  Jamaica’s 400m hurdles Olympic champion, Melaine Walker, has finally broken her silence on the reasons behind her 2012 Olympic Games meltdown, pointing to issues with the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), which she said “devastated” her and was the greatest factor behind her unforgettably dismal semi-final showing…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner (image above: Melanie Walker)