6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 15, 2015


1. Ronnie’s Regret! – Minister Laments Failure To Educate Youths Ahead Of Amendments To Ganja Law – Education Minister Ronald Thwaites has revealed that his only regret in the wake of the reform of the ganja law in Jamaica is that to date, the Government has not rolled out a public-education programme in schools to dissuade…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

2. John Crow-Like Comments Must Never Happen Again, Says Holness – Opposition Leader Andrew Holness wants National Security Minister Peter Bunting to go beyond the apology he made for likening members of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to john crows, saying the minister should pledge not to make such utterances in future…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

3. ‘It Takes A Village’ – PORT MARIA, St Mary: Hundreds of Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller’s most devoted supporters descended on the Civic Centre in Port Maria, St Mary, on Sunday for the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Women’s Movement Annual Conference. Speaking as guest speaker…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

4. Boyz Top Gold Cup Group – TORONTO, Canada: Garath McCleary extended his rich form with a 72nd-minute goal that gave Jamaica a 1-0 victory over El Salvador in their Group B CONCACAF Gold Cup football match at BMO Field here yesterday. “I’m very, very happy about…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

5.  Jamaica Records First Current Account Surplus Since 2004 –  Jamaica registered its first current account surplus in over a decade during the first three months of 2015. Higher tourism receipts helped, but a reduced trade deficit and lower shipping costs factored more in the positive balance for net foreign exchange earnings, excluding capital flows, such as debt financing and foreign direct…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

6. Diary Of A Badman Breaks Stereotypes – Ahead of the premiere of his movie, Diary of a Badman, United States-based filmmaker Diemiruaye Deniran said it was a must-see. And on Wednesday night, Jamaicans showed up at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston to see why. It was evident that the director was not the only one who…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com