6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 8, 2016

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  1. New Court For Old Cases – Chief Justice Takes Step To Clear Up Backlog. The Hilary session of the Home Circuit Court opened yesterday with Chief Justice Zaila McCalla announcing drastic measures to reduce the huge backlog of cases which has been plaguing the justice system for decades… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Gov’t Anxious To Pass New Road Traffic Bill. With the carnage on the nation’s roadways spilling over into 2016, Dr Morais Guy, minister without portfolio in the transport ministry, is pushing lawmakers in the Upper House to swiftly pass the new road traffic bill that provides tougher sanctions for several categories of road users… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Independent Probe Could Prove Major Corruption, Says JGRA Head. Leonard Green, president of the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA), has said there is an urgent need for an independent investigation in the bad gas affair… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Gleaner, RJR Shareholders Approve Changes To Articles Of Incorporation Ahead Of Merger. The Gleaner’s shareholders have voted overwhelmingly to approve three resolutions that will change the name of the company and the way in which it will operate what is left of its business post-amalgamation, as it charts a course for the anticipated merger of its media assets with Radio Jamaica (RJR) Ltd… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Jamaican Government Lifts Ban On Persons Entering Jamaica From Countries Affected By Ebola. The Government of Jamaica has lifted the ban on persons entering Jamaica from countries affected by Ebola, with immediate effect… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Gayle Goes To Court – Jamaican Batting Star Retains Aussie Media Lawyer. Embattled West Indies batting star Chris Gayle plans to sue Fairfax Media for the publication of an article alleging he indecently exposed himself in a Sydney dressing room during last year’s ICC Cricket World Cup… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com