6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 18, 2014


  1. Shut Up, Bruce! Atkinson Slams Former PM For Lashing Out Against US Gov’t. Attorney General Patrick Atkinson has fired the latest salvo in the ongoing debate over Owen Ellington’s surprise retirement as police commissioner, arguing that former Prime Minister Bruce Golding should tell the country why he himself resigned… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. High Prices Flood ‘Curry’: Vendors Struggle To Adapt As Dry Spell Takes Toll. Farmers and vendors alike are feeling the burn of what is starting to look like the hottest and driest time Jamaica has seen in years. One farmer has resorted to selling pants and pillows until it rains… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Schools Under Pressure To Pay Utility Bills. Educators have been complaining that they are finding it increasingly difficult to keep their institutions afloat in light of the tough economic challenges, a matter which has become even more apparent with electricity in at least four schools being cut off for non-payment of bills… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Cockpit Country Now – Gov’t Inches Closer To Decision On Boundary. After years of contentious debate over a boundary for the Cockpit Country – the source of 40 per cent of Jamaica’s freshwater and home to an abundance of endemic species – it is still not clear when a final decision will be made… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Young Business Owners Want Entrepreneurship Taught In Schools. The Young Entrepreneurs Association of Jamaica (YEA) is advocating for entrepreneurial studies to become a core part of the curriculum in schools… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Shelly Seeks To Rebound. Last year’s triple world gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is hoping to build on her last performance as she takes on a strong field in the 100-metres and world leader Kaliese Spencer goes up against the returning 2013 400-metre hurdles world champion Zuzana Hejnova at the Herculis Inter-national Athletics meeting in Monaco today… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com