6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 21, 2014

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  1. JFJ Crumbles – Osborne Latest To Resign Amid Sex-Ed Controversy. The leadership of Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) continued to collapse, yesterday as the human- rights lobby’s Executive Director Kay Osborne resigned with immediate effect after less than five months into the job… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. No Ease-Up In Sight For Water-Supply Woes. Warning that already serious water-supply concerns affecting Jamaica are likely to worsen, Robert Pickersgill, the minister of water, land, environment and climate change, has outlined a host of measures the Government will be taking… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Nation In Crisis: Drought Cripples Agri Sector – Manchester Farmers Feeling The Heat. As the effect of months of no rainfall continue to impact the island, farmers in George North, Cobbla, Santa Hill and Spring Ground in Manchester, are also reeling. But unlike their counterparts in Portland and St Elizabeth, who say they understand Government’s decision to import some vegetables, these seasoned men of the soil also want something to be done to compensate them for their losses… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaica Will Pay If Not Proactive – Christie. Former Contractor General Greg Christie has declared he will not be fazed by reports that individuals or entities who, while under his watch, were struck from the list of official government contractors are considering legal action against him… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Getting The Boot – Baron’s Plaza Tenants Told To Leave By Aug 31. Tenants at the dispute-afflicted Baron’s Plaza on Constant Spring Road in St Andrew are now restive following a notice issued to them last Friday that they will have to vacate the premises by the end of August… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. 21 Jamaicans Cleared To Compete – Nation’s Athletes Unaffected By Diarrhoea Outbreak At Village. Major Desmon Brown, chef de mission of Jamaica’s Commonwealth Games team here in Glasgow, could not provide any updates at press time on the athlete registration issues affecting 22 members of Jamaica’s track and field team… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com