6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 18, 2013


  1. Portia Out Of Her Lane: Parents Wary Of Proposal To Test High-School Athletes But Principal Gives PM’s Plan Thumbs Up. A proposal by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller to subject high-school athletes to drug testing is not finding favour with some parents… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Chuck Wants Anti-Gang Law To Clamp Down On Turf Defenders. Opposition Spokesman on Justice and National Security Delroy Chuck wants the new anti-gang law to come down hard on groups who issue threats to bar persons, whose political persuasion might differ from theirs, from entering their communities… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Parties See No Reason To Return Olint Funds. More than one year after documents were issued by the Supreme Court in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), it appears both the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) have not placed the issue of returning money received from investment scheme Olint on their frontburners… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. McNeill calls for pension scheme for tourism workers. Indications are that 84 per cent of the workers in the accommodations subsector have no pension arrangements and will retire without a retirement plan… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. World Youth Team On Track For Scholarships. Most of Jamaica’s 24-member team, which created history at the recently concluded IAAF World Youth Championships, will be rewarded with free tertiary-level education, if they so wish to take up the offer… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. German Schafer’s New Reggae Boyz Coach. After more than a month without a senior national football coach, Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Captain Horace Burrell yesterday announced the appointment of German Winfried ‘Winnie’ Schafer as head coach of the Reggae Boyz, effective immediately… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com