6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 5, 2015


  1. Killed By Teens. Two 16-year-old suspects have been held for the murder of retired matron of the Falmouth Hospital, Hyacinth Hayden… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. JUTC Clampdown. The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) will unleash a ramped-up revenue and franchise protection team this morning in its latest move to effectively clamp down on preaching, eating and drinking on its buses… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Portmore Petition Stalls Again. The failure of the Government to provide the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) with a paltry $1 million could again cause some residents of Portmore, St Catherine, to miss out on a chance to elect their mayor in the next local government election, constitutionally due by June… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Hi-Lo Dumps Magna, To Introduce GK Value Card. The Hi-Lo supermarket chain has discontinued the use of the Magna Card, effective January 1, but parent company GraceKennedy said shoppers will soon be able to apply for rewards under a new value rewards programme… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. The Global Context Of Jamaica’s Achievement Of Universal Adult Suffrage. Jamaica has always been on the frontier of advancement in democracy and electoral systems. In its 351 years of holding general elections, Jamaica has always occupied the same space as the so-called First World or Western democracies in advancements made in the electoral process… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Tivoli Stun Waterhouse. Weston Forrests 90th minute strike for new club Tivoli Gardens added to the woes of his former club Waterhouse yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com