6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 25, 2016


  1. ‘Disturbing!’ – Probe Launched After Cops Caught On Video In Tussle With Woman. The relationship between Jamaican citizens and the 151-year-old Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is facing renewed scrutiny as a “disturbing” video showing St Andrew policemen kneeling on a woman’s abdomen and grabbing her by the hair as they seek to carry out an arrest has gone viral…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. ‘F’ For RADA – Clarendon, St Catherine Farmers Give Agriculture Authority Failing Grade. The country’s main agricultural extension and rural development agency, the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), is being accused by Clarendon and St Catherine farmers of failing to deliver on its mandate and of now being more of a deterrent to agricultural investment than the engine of rural growth and development it was designed to be…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Final Day Flourish! – Jamaica Win Three Medals To Equal Best-Ever Medal Haul And Place Fifth At IAAF World U-20 Champs. Jamaica’s head coach Danny Hawthorne praised the country’s athletes for their resilience as they rebounded from a poor start to match their best-ever haul of eight medals at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships (World Junior Championships) and place fifth overall…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Nestle Needs YOUth Initiative Delivers On Youth Development Promise. Twelve students from the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Technology (UTech), have been selected to participate in the Nestle Needs YOUth Initiative, aimed at helping young people to develop their career skills…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Ministry Of Health Considers Establishing Mosquito Control Unit. Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the establishment of a Mosquito Control Unit in his ministry is being contemplated in light of the continued global emergence of mosquito-borne diseases affecting Jamaica such as the Zika virus…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Ministry Grants Resit Opportunity To Student Who Fell Ill During GSAT. The mother of a 12-year-old boy who fell ill during the first paper of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) last March, and was unable to continue, has been overtaken with joy at news that the Ministry of Education will be giving her son another chance at sitting the examinations…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com