6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 9, 2015


  1. Lawmen Want To Revisit Outlawed Legislation To Help Fight Crime. Four years after the Supreme Court struck down amendments to the Bail Act, Jamaica is again toying with the idea of arresting people even without sufficient evidence, as part of a wider move to stem the rising tide of violent crimes… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Theft, Leaks Account For Huge Water Loss Daily. Fifty-three per cent or approximately 108 million litres of the water produced for the Corporate Area daily by the National Water Commission (NWC) is either stolen or wasted through leaks… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Dyslexia Reported As Most Prevalent Learning Disability In Jamaica. Special education expert Dr Susan Anderson has noted that the most prevalent learning disability in Jamaica is dyslexia… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Bright Future Ahead – Groundbreaking For Solar Power Plant Today. Robert Blenker, president and CEO of the Florida-based WRB Energy, says he is confident about the success of a 20 megawatt solar PV generation facility, for which ground is scheduled to be broken in Content, Clarendon, today… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Case Against Cops In Unlawful Prisoner Release To Continue July 13. The case against Constables Raymond Johnson and Alicia Hutchinson-Brooks, the police officers accused of releasing a prisoner from custody under questionable circumstances, will continue in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court on July 13… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Showdown In Lausanne. Sprinter Asafa Powell certainly knows how to talk the talk these days and, with a showdown with top dog Justin Gatlin and fellow American Tyson Gay highlighting today’s IAAF Diamond League stop in Lausanne, the Jamaican star is backing himself to walk the walk – or well; run the run in the Swiss city… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com