6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 11, 2014

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  1. Government’s Hands Tied In VoIP Blackout. There is nothing the Government can do to provide redress for Jamaican consumers who feel undone by the restriction on voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) applications by telecoms providers Digicel and Lime… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Job Hunt On! Hundreds Flock Labour Ministry For Farm Work Jobs. Hundred of persons from St Catherine turned up at the Ministry of Labour’s Overseas Employment Office in downtown Kingston yesterday morning to be interviewed for jobs in the United States of America and Canada. The interview process is slated to continue today… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Hospitals Battle Heat, Drought – Victoria Jubilee Suffers Water Shortage, UHWI Postpones Surgeries. The health sector, which is already reeling under the pressure of shortages of vital supplies and malfunctioning equipment, suffered a further setback yesterday with the postponement of surgeries at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) and a lack of water at the maternity facility, the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) in Kingston, over which some nurses demonstrated… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Combating Abuse: Laws To Protect Women And Children Under Review. A joint select committee of Parliament, which has been set up to review the Sexual Offences Act, will also broaden its scope to examine other crucial pieces of legislation with the objective of protecting women, children, the disabled, and the elderly from violence and abuse… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Bartlett: Time To Walk Away From CARICOM. The Parliamentary Opposition has restated its position that the time has come for Jamaica to walk away from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and move instead to establish a regional mechanism that can enhance the country’s development… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Blake Looking To Explode In Glasgow. He hasn’t quite looked like the ‘Beast’ of old, but Jamaican superstar Yohan Blake, will have another opportunity to show that last year’s season-halting hamstring injury is truly behind him, when he lines up in the 100 metres at the Sainsbury Glasgow Grand Prix… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com