6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 9, 2014


  1. Jamaicans Evenly Split On Boycott Of T&T Goods. Jamaicans appear evenly split on calls for a boycott of goods made in Trinidad and Tobago, but an overwhelming majority are up in arms over the decision by that country to refuse entry to 13 Jamaicans, including a child, late last year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Students Opting Out Of Jamaica. Jamaican students have always made good on opportunities to study abroad, but it appears over the last three or so years, the number of those making use of these opportunities have grown exponentially… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. EU Urges Jamaica To Act Now To Mitigate Effects Of Climate Change. Failure to incorporate environmental planning as an integral part of national development will have disastrous consequences for Jamaica and increase the chances for climate-related disasters… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Courts Need More Money, Says Jamaica Bar Association President. President of the Jamaican Bar Association, Ian Wilkinson, is expressing concern that crime will not be reduced significantly if the authorities do not make the courts paramount… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Supplement From Xuereb Had Oxilofrine. There was no resolution yesterday as the doping violation hearing of Olympic sprinter Sherone Simpson continues into next month… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. JaRIA Millions Short Of Reggae Month Goal. Reggae Month is only a few weeks away and the organisers of the yearly event are still struggling to fill the gap in their $48-million budget… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com