6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 9, 2013


  1. Increase Takes Toll On Portmore Traffic. On the first weekday since the new rates took effect, the Portmore toll road yesterday saw a drastic decrease in its usual traffic… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Focus On Developing Pre-Primary Kids – Reid. Former Jamaica Teachers’ Association President Ruel Reid wants the Ministry of Education and parents to place special emphasis on the physical and mental development of children in the zero to three age group… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Police Force Offers Summer Safety Tips. The Jamaica Constabulary Force is advising persons to remain vigilant and take steps to ensure their personal security as the summer holidays get under way… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Preventing Cataracts. Of all our five senses, eyesight is probably the one we treasure the most. The fear of blindness is a major concern for many people, especially as they get older. Our eyes provide a window to the world and in many ways function like a camera. Just like a camera, the human eye has a lens, a small, but important object about the size of an aspirin tablet… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. We Aren’t Beggars, Farmers Hit Back. The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) is dismissing an assertion by the agriculture and fisheries ministry that farmers’ dependency on handouts is hampering production… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Jamaica Youth Ready To Challenge World. Demar Gayle and Paula-Ann Gayle not only share the same surname, but the same school and coach. And while the two aren’t related, they will tomorrow share the common goal of hunting spots in the finals of their respective events at the IAAF World Youth Champion-ships in Donetsk, Ukraine… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com