6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 29, 2014


  1. Golden Double! Jamaicans Glitter In Glasgow With Gold-Medal Finishes. O’Dayne Richards created history in the shot put and Kemar Bailey-Cole kept Jamaica’s sprinting pride intact as the island’s athletes made the most of the unusual blanket of Caribbean-like weather, winning two gold medals yesterday to lift their Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games medal bounty to seven (two gold, three silver, two bronze)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Jacks Hill Blaze Destroys House, Crops. A prolonged drought is proving to affect Jamaica in more negative ways than one, as the country’s vulnerability to bush fires rises with each passing day… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Firemen Burnt Out – Fighting 166 July Fires Takes Toll On St Elizabeth. The frequency with which the St Elizabeth Fire Department has had to respond to fire calls since the beginning of the islandwide drought has taken a toll on the 99 firefighters and their resources… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. INDECOM Vows Vigilance. Following yesterday’s historical conviction of eight members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has signalled that it intends to be tough but fair in going after members of the security forces who fail to cooperate with its investigators… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. ‘Diamond’ On The Waterfront! Urban Planner Argues Improving Waterfront And Reducing Crime Key To Redevelopment Of Downtown Kingston. The waterfront, downtown Kingston, is again being pointed to as a diamond which could lead the rebirth of the city… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. NSWMA Seeks Legislative Power To Battle Garbage Burning. The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is seeking legislative backing to prosecute persons who burn garbage and other debris in their communities… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com