6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 15, 2013


  1. Day Of Shame – Powell, Simpson, Gay. The local and international athletics fraternity was yesterday thrown into a tailspin by the revelation that five Jamaicans, including former world record holder Asafa Powell and Olympic 100m silver medallist Sherone Simpson, have tested positive for banned substances… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Law Takes Light Out Of Cigarettes Today – Stiff Penalties For Those Who Sell, Smoke In Public. For years, 52-year-old Selvin and his brethren would gather on a Friday evening at the bar in their community to unwind. Armed with cigarettes, drinks and the topic of the week, this was always their favourite form of relaxation and de-stressing… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. ‘Rich-Poor Gap A Cause For Concern’ – Scotiabank CEO Says The ‘Haves’ Should Be Worried. The head of one of the country’s largest financial institutions yesterday asserted that the gap between the rich and the poor in Jamaica is widening and warned that this is cause for concern… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Invest More Time In School, Crawford Tells Youth. Arguing that gambling is a sport that we cannot afford, junior tourism minister Damion Crawford has urged young people to avoid the costly habit… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Antibiotics: How They Do Damage. Bacteria were among the first life forms to appear on earth, and are present in most habitats on the planet. Bacteria inhabit soil, water, acidic hot springs, radioactive waste, and are even in the deep portions of the earth’s crust. Bacteria also live in plants, animals, including humans, and have survived in outer space. Bacteria are engineered for survival… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Golden Finish – Relay Win Hands Jamaica Unprecedented Gold-Medal Haul. Boys’ 400m champion, Martin Manley streaked across the line, stopping the clock in the boys’ medley relay final at 1:49.23 – the fastest time ever in the event – as Jamaica brought the curtains down in record-breaking fashion at the IAAF World Youth Championships (WYC), topping the medal table with six gold and two bronze finishes… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com