6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 22, 2013


  1. Smokescreen – Atkinson: Smokers Want To Continue Unhealthy Habit – Knight Ready To Demonstrate Against Ban. Attorney General Patrick Atkinson has described as a smokescreen criticisms of the recently imposed ban on smoking in public spaces, saying some of the unfavourable comments are coming from those seeking to continue their unhealthy habit… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. JN Boss Backs Thwaites On Trimming Study-Leave Privileges. Education Minister Ronald Thwaites has received support from Earl Jarrett, general manager of the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), for his decision to curtail study-leave privileges which are currently enjoyed by the nation’s teachers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. ODPEM Officer Says Massive Quake Could Destroy Sections Of Kingston. Sections of Kingston and St Andrew, including those housing critical facilities, could take a massive hit if Jamaica was rocked by an earthquake equal to the 2010 tremor in Haiti… Read more at Jamaica.com
  4. New British High Commissioner Tackles Job. Jamaica has a new British high commissioner. He is career diplomat David Fitton and he succeeds Howard Drake with a wealth of experience garnered in Tokyo, Istanbul, Ankara, New Delhi, and as far afield as West Africa. In his first interview since assuming duties in Jamaica close to a month ago, The Gleaner discussed a wide range of topics with High Commissioner Fitton. It’s his first time in Jamaica, but he had previously heard about our weather, music, food, and sports before applying for the post… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. New Business Incubator Up And Running. On Thursday evening, JGX Labs, a technology incubator, was officially launched at Bolt’s Tracks & Records in Kingston… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. We Will Not Rush Blake – Seegobin – Millions Lost But Athlete Told To Mend Properly. Jamaican sprinting superstar Yohan Blake, may have lost several millions since injuring his hamstring in April, but his manager Cubie Seegobin underlined that the athlete will not be rushed back into competition. This after it was announced that the sprinter would miss the rest of the season… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com