6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 16, 2015


1. She Fought To The End – The shattered glass littering the backseat of a passenger bus parked at the Hunt’s Bay Police Station in St Andrew yesterday told the story of the brave struggle woman Constable Crystal Thomas waged against three robbers before she was eventually killed on Tuesday night, police investigators…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

2. Students Welcome Metal Detectors In School – Reacting to Government’s announcement that it plans to install metal detectors in more schools across the island, students and teachers yesterday indicated that they believe the measure will benefit both the schools and their students. “It would ensure my safety. I don’t see…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

3. Red Tape Delaying Efforts To Relocate Riverbank Dwellers Says ODPEM – More than a month after Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller instructed the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development to start relocating people living on riverbanks and other areas vulnerable to natural disasters, the…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

4.  Little Joy For Ja In Cali – CALI, Colombia: IT was hot in Cali yesterday, but Jamaica’s performance on day one of the 9th International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Youth Championships at the Pascual Guerrero Stadium, was anything...Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

5. Atkinson Fourth At Pan Am – Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson placed fourth in the women’s 200 metres breaststroke final at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, last night. Atkinson clocked 2:27.15. Hosts Canada won gold and silver…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

6. Ministry In Music At Gosplash 2015 – Papa San To Headline Sugarman Beach Event – It is official. The Credit Unions of Jamaica Gosplash 2015, the third staging of the concert, will take place on Saturday, August 1, at Sugarman Beach, Hellshire, St Catherine. The confirmation was made on Monday at a media launch, held at Sullivan Hall in the Jamaica…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com