6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 7, 2014


  1. Corrections Department Admits No Pharmacists In Prisons – Says It Is Actively Seeking Persons To Fill Positions. The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has confirmed a Sunday Gleaner report that it does not have a pharmacist on staff to dispense medication to prisoners… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Who Will Replace Bunting? Pryce, Burke, Robinson Said To Be Front-Runners. The race is on in earnest to fill the position of General Secretary of the People’s National Party (PNP) when embattled National Security Minister Peter Bunting is expected to resign from that post later this month… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Ministry Pushes LED Bulbs To Cut Energy Bill. A new choice of light bulbs is being promoted to Jamaican consumers as a viable option to cut their lighting costs even further. Light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs provide another energy-saving alternative and produce more light with less energy… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. End Secrecy Re Goat Islands Port Development – JET. The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has noted that the Jamaican Government has finally admitted to ‘deferring’ the application for UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status for the Portland Bight Protected Area after a protracted application process… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Gov’t Agencies Blamed For St Thomas Crop Losses. The failure of Agro-Invest Corporation (AIC) and other government agencies to provide necessary and timely technical advice to farmers at the Plantain Garden River (PGR) Agro Park in St Thomas was a major factor in crop loss which has left many farmers facing bankruptcy… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Simpson Defence – Olympian To Answer For Positive Drug Test. Jamaican Olympian Sherone Simpson will begin her defence today – after testing positive for a banned substance earlier last year – with the first of two scheduled sittings before the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) disciplinary panel at the Jamaica Conference Centre… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com