6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 12, 2013


  1. JLP Gears Up For Enquiry – Holness Recruits Human-Rights Lawyer, Seeks Int’l Experts To Prep Tivoli Residents. The Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has declared it will participate in the upcoming commission of enquiry into the May 2010 incident in Tivoli Gardens, west Kingston, and will be seeking the assistance of international experts to prepare its members and residents of the community who might be summoned to testify… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Tax For Public-Transport Operators Coming Soon. The Government is expected to announce in another two weeks the flat tax that public-transport operators will be required to pay… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Bridgewater Calls For Equal Access To Resources For Female Farmers. A study by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) indicates that if women had as much access to productive resources as men, they could increase yields on their farms by 20-30 per cent… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Campaign-Finance Reform Delayed Again. Trevor Munroe, executive director of the National Integrity Action (NIA), has expressed disappointment with the Government’s failure to meet yet anotherdeadline for the passage of the campaign finance-reform legislation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Crops Replace Flood Waters In Swamp, Moneague. The waters have withdrawn and crops are being planted as life has returned to normal in the once-flooded community of Swamp in Moneague, St Ann… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Golden Run By Thompson – Jamaican Hurdler Sets World Youth Record. Jamaican sprint hurdler Yanique Thompson turned in one of the greatest performances ever seen at the IAAF World Youth Championships (WYC), smashing a 14-year record and bagging Jamaica’s first gold medal here at the RSC Olympiyskiy… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com