6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 17, 2015


  1. No Bullying Gay Youths – Harassment Of Homosexuals Triggers New Security Manual In Schools. Concerns over the bullying of homosexuals in schools is among issues at the root of a security manual to be launched at the start of the new academic year. The disclosure was made by Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites, who, following his presentation…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. US Congress Members Want Relaxed IMF Deal For Jamaica. Five members of the United States Congress have written to President Barack Obama, asking him to urge the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to revisit the terms of its agreement with Jamaica to avert potential social and economic…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. New Device Coming To Fight Identity Theft. Identity theft is not foreign to the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) and so the passport-issuing body is preparing to import a new device to fight the scourge. With heightened sophistication in criminality…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Residents Of Waltham Park And Maxfield Avenue Constantly Without Water. As the drought drags on with no end in sight, some urban communities located not so far from the source of the precious commodity are constantly without water. Residents of Maxfield, Waltham Park and adjoining communities are literally thirsting…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Taylor Smashes Bolt’s Record. Not in more than a decade has Jamaica seen a youth quarter-miler to match Usain Bolt’s speed, but last night at the 9th International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Youth Championships at the Pascual Guerrero Stadium, Christopher Taylor showed why many see him as a…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Courtyard Marriott Kingston Is All Business, Starting October 2. Bookings are already coming in for Courtyard Marriott Kingston, which will take in its first guests on October 2. General Manager Koen Hietbrink says when the hotel officially opens later this year, it will be strictly business. That is to say, the hotel will be going mainly…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com