6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 14, 2015


  1. JUTC: ‘Robots’ Buy Bullets – Bus Company Exec Warns Illegal Taxis Earn Cash For Gangsters. A warning is being issued that members of the criminal underworld own a “substantial number” of the illegal taxis that have flooded the streets of the Corporate Area. The warning comes from chairman of the state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. NWC Warns About Forged Cheques. As drought conditions worsen and the National Water Commission (NWC) puts in place a number of short and long term measures to stretch the dwindling supplies, it is also having to take steps to stem the illicit flow of money from its coffers.This, as criminals have… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Bunting Ranting As Jamaicans Are Dying – Smith. National Security Minister Peter Bunting is today set to square off with his opposition counterpart, Derrick Smith, in Parliament for Round Three of a verbal battle raging over the 2015 murder statistics. Apart from a promised statement from…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Destination Downtown: Vexed Vendors – KSAC’s Drive To Enforce No-Vending Rules In Downtown Kingston Leaves Sellers Fuming. For scores of vendors in downtown Kingston, dodging the authorities is as much a part of their daily lives as is making a sale. Many of these vendors are not licensed to sell in the market district, while others ignore the rules and set up their stall in areas not…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. ‘All For One, One For All’ – Schäfer: We Need A Point, But We Don’t Play For A Draw. They’re not quite the Musketeers. The Reggae Boyz, however, have been galvanised by that mentality, and will seek maximum effect in unison against El Salvador, in their Group B CONCACAF Gold Cup football match at BMO Stadium… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Sumfest Starts With Beachfest. Radio personality Miss Kitty was the perfect host as the 2015 staging of Reggae Sumfest got under way with Beachfest at the Aqua Sol Theme Park, Montego Bay, St James, on Sunday. Many patrons turned out early, seemingly…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com