6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 28, 2014


  1. Mercy, Please: Man Serving Life Sentence On A Judge’s Error Begs Sir Patrick For Clemency. A senior citizen has been languishing in prison for the past 21 years because of an error a judge made in 1993… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. JLP Selects Young Faces – Eight First-Timers Selected To Run On Party’s Ticket In Next General Election. Eighty per cent of persons so far selected as candidates to represent the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in the next general election, due by December 2016, will be first-timers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. PM, Private Sector Salute Late Nation Builder Chang. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has described Raymond Chang as an inspired business leader with a heart, who gave distinguished and diligent service to the land of his birth and his adopted homeland… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. ODPEM Concerned By Inadequate Data On Disabled Persons. Richard Thompson, acting director general of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), has expressed concerns over what he describes as the lack of information on the location of persons living with disabilities. He said such information is critical should there be a major disaster… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Scarcity Driving Up The Prices. As farmers strive to find ways to combat one of the country’s harshest droughts in recent years, and with news that there is worse to come, several crops in the breadbasket parish of St Elizabeth are now scarce and the farmers are uncertain of what will happen in the coming months. As a result of the drought crisis, consumers have already started to feel the effects of higher prices at the markets… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Awesome Start! Jamaicans Perfect In Heats As Track Events Get Under Way. Jamaica flexed their track and field muscles yesterday with a dominating performance in the first athletics session at the Commonwealth Games, while swimmer Alia Atkinson will be looking to stroke her way to another medal, as the Glasgow 2014 gold rush hits another gear… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com