6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 1, 2015


  1. High Fine – Smoking Motorists To Be Burned With Heavy Fee For Driving With Ganja. A major amendment is to be made to the Road Traffic Bill, with lawmakers now asked to consider legislating a fine of $10,000 for persons who smoke ganja and operate motor vehicles… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. JDF Had 50-Calibre Rifles In Tivoli. A high-ranking member of the Jamaican military has revealed that the army deployed two 50-calibre rifles during the May 2010 operations in Tivoli Gardens but could not recall if they were actually fired… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. NWC Offers Customers Debt Write-Off. Beginning today, the National Water Commission (NWC) is rolling out a massive debt-forgiveness programme as it woos customers to clear at least half of their outstanding balances accumulated over a 180-day period with the promise of a debt write-off of between 40 per cent and 60 per cent… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Primary Schools Reaping Rewards With Infant Department. Principal of Lime Hall Primary and Infant School Janet Haye was the picture of pride as she sat with The Gleaner to speak about the newly established infant department. While she spoke in glowing terms of what had been achieved to date, she indicated that the challenges have been overcome through collaboration and effective planning… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. We Are Guilty! JC Hutchinson Raps MPs For Agri Fraud. Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture J.C. Hutchinson says members of parliament (MPs) are guilty of perpetuating the fraud under which agricultural inputs are siphoned to their lackeys instead of going to genuine farmers in need… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. WI Seek Crucial Points In Tri-Series For Champions Trophy Qualification. The West Indies team will take part in a three-nation series with Zimbabwe and Pakistan in Zimbabwe, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced following its quarterly meeting here over the weekend… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com