6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 8, 2013


  1. ‘Oversubscribed!’ – Support Floods Gov’t’s Agro Park Initiative. Government’s plan to facilitate some 8,000 acres of land being put into agricultural production by 2015, through nine agro parks strategically placed across the island, has potential investors sold on the concept… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. ‘Dudus’ To Appear On ‘America’s Most Evil’. Jamaica’s Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke has joined the ranks of Colombia’s Rambo, Carlos Lehder and Mexican alleged mafia, Rueben ‘Doc’ Cavazos, as one of the world’s most notorious gangsters… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Files Still Not Safe At UHWI! More than one year after it was revealed that weak security measures at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) compromised the confidentiality of medical records belonging to thousands of patients, not much has changed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Crime Tag May Crash Tiida Sales. The used-car dealer industry is bracing for a drop in sales of the popular Nissan Tiida sedans following police pronouncements that the vehicles have become “the car of choice for criminals”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Media Challenge. While declaring that the Portia Simpson Miller-led administration would never resort to state censorship, minister with responsibility for information, Sandrea Falconer, has urged the media to establish their own self-regulatory body… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Richards Hurls CAC Record – Thrower Among Five Jamaica Gold Medal Winners On Final Day. O’Dayne Richards was the most impressive of Jamaica’s five winners on yesterday’s final day of the XXIV Central American and Caribbean Senior Track and Field Championships in Morelia, Mexico, as he captured gold in the men’s shot put with a new meet record, 20.97 metres… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com