6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 10, 2014

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  1. Dry Spell – Drought Heading To Crisis Level. With no substantial amount of rainfall projected for the rest of the year, Jamaica is headed for critical drought conditions… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Paulwell’s Action On Rusal Could Hurt Business, Says JLP. A member of the second-tier leadership of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) feels the decision of mining minister Phillip Paulwell to revoke the Special Mining Leases of UC Rusal in respect of the Alpart and Kirkvine refineries could adversely impact investor confidence in the island… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Jamaica Unprepared For Major Hurricane. Although the predictions are for a below-average active hurricane season this year, Jamaica has very limited resources available to respond in the event of a major storm… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaicans In UK Warn Gov’t Against Privatisation. “It is not wealth that developed our roads, but roads that developed our wealth,” former US President John F. Kennedy once famously said – a quote that sums up Jamaica’s brave new route for the future, which was outlined at a packed public forum organised by the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Cedar Grove Academy Enjoys Good First Year. Emotions ran high last year when several students who sat the Grade Six Achievement Test were placed at the unfinished and unknown Cedar Grove Academy in Portmore, St Catherine… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Sprinters ‘More Than Satisfied’ With CAS Process – Simpson To Compete In Belgium On Saturday. Sherone Simpson is set to compete in the 100 and 200 metres this coming Saturday at the Gulden Sporen meet in Kortrijk, Belgium, even as she awaits a final decision from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on whether she and her countryman, Asafa Powell, will have to serve out the time remaining on the 18-month drug bans… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com