6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 17, 2014


  1. Bruce Lashes US – Former PM Claims America Has No Moral Authority To Penalise Ja For Human-Rights Abuse. Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has come out swinging against the United States, declaring that nation lacks the moral authority to cite human-rights abuses as reasons to withdraw support to the Jamaican security forces… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. INDECOM Wants Access To Telephone Data To Assist Probes. Justice Minister Senator Mark Golding has thrown his support behind a recommendation by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) that the investigative and prosecutorial body be given the right to access telecommunications data that would assist in its probes… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Gov’t Launches Social Policy Aimed At Lessening Poverty. With nearly a fifth of Jamaicans living below the poverty line, the Government has launched a social protection policy, which Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips hopes will be the blueprint for not just alleviating poverty but eliminating it from the island… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Passengers Without JUTC Smarter Cards To Pay More For Bus Fare. Passengers who travel on Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses will have to pay an extra cost for bus fare as at September 1, if they do not use a Smarter Card to pay for their journey… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Jamaica To Develop Universal Health Strategy. With a mandate from the World Health Organisation (WHO) to develop a strategy for universal health coverage (UHC) for Jamaica, the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), on Tuesday hosted a high-level consultation with stakeholders to formulate a road map for the country, held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Sunshine Girls ‘Can Win Medal’ – McIntosh Says Team Is Mentally And Physically Prepared To Finish Among Top Three. Technical director of Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls, Jill McIntosh, said they are mentally and physically prepared to capture a medal at this month’s Commonwealth Games, which will be held from July 23-August 3 in Glasgow, Scotland… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com