6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 15, 2014


  1. Commish Search On – Bunting Speaks Today, PSC To Start Talks On Ellington’s Successor. Discussions on a successor to retiring Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington are to top the priority issues the Police Service Commission (PSC) will deliberate on when its members meet later this month… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Drought Triggers Significant Crop Yield Declines. Farmers in north Clarendon say they have felt the full effect of the drought that has been affecting the island over the past several months… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Imports No Answer As Dry Spell Endangers Food Supply – Expert. Even as the country continues to feel the effects of a prolonged drought, Jamaica is being cautioned against rushing to start importing any food items that could otherwise be produced locally… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Safe To Shop, But Stay Alert! Faithful Shoppers Sing Downtown’s Praises. The increased police presence in downtown Kingston has lifted the confidence levels of some shoppers. Safe, at last. But this safety, shoppers say, comes with a high price… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Caribbean Arrivals Up, Visitor Spend Trending Positively! Visitor arrivals to the Caribbean is up in the first quarter of 2014 and so is visitor spend, said the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Greene Lashes Anti-Doping Panel – CAS Cuts Powell, Simpson Bans To Six Months – Orders Jamaica Anti-Doping Panel To Pay Athletes’ Legal Fees. Paul Greene, the attorney who represented Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson in their successful appeals against respective 18-month drug bans, has accused the Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel of failing to properly adhere to and interpret the WADA Code as it relates to sanctions… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com