6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 2, 2015


  1. Outlook Grim! No Relief From Sweltering Heat And Drought Any Time Soon. Jamaicans should not expect any significant relief from the sweltering heat wave and drought that have been affecting the island any time soon, according to Evan Thompson, senior meteorologist at the Meteorological Service of Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Gov’t Denies Monitoring Citizens’ Online Activities. The Jamaican Government has denied that it has monitored private online communications without appropriate legal authority… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. NWC Gets Tough On Water Breaches. As large sections of the country are now facing severe drought conditions, the National Water Commission (NWC) is vowing to get tough on persons who breach a proposed prohibition notice set to take effect on July 6… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. MoBay First To Hit 100 Murder Mark – Stakeholders Petrified, Mull Solutions. Following the gun-slaying of four persons, last weekend, St James now has the dubious distinction of being the first parish to record 100 murders since the start of the year, raising fears that criminals are again operating with impunity… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Hylton Is Doing His Best – Government. Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Anthony Hylton still has the confidence of the Cabinet despite criticisms of his handling of a proposed multibillion-dollar logistics hub investment… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. World Leaders ‘Shelly’, Gardner In Hot 100m Diamond League Clash. The line-up for the women’s 100 metres at Saturday’s Diamond League meeting in Paris will be very hot, with five of the women already dipping under 11 seconds this season… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com