6 Things You Need To Know Today- June 1, 2016


  1. Stormy Defiance – Residents In Flood-Prone Areas Vow To Wait Out Hurricane Season. If weather experts are on target in their predictions for the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, communities, including those along the country’s coastline, must brace themselves for a tempestuous ride not seen since 2012. But…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Simpson Miller Subpoenaed. THE DOCUMENT believed to be at the centre of the near five-year delay in the Trafigura case has been at the Supreme Court registry since December 2011, a prosecutor revealed yesterday…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Senate Approves 2016-2017 Budget. The Senate yesterday approved the 2016-2017 Budget amid bipartisan support for improvements to the way tax measures are developed and implemented. The Senate’s approval was merely rubber-stamping, as…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Holness Goes To Court. Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday declared that he was headed to the civil court to quash what he described as a coordinated and persistent strategy being employed to smear his reputation. Holness suggested that…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Bolt Waves Off Gatlin Threat. Ahead of defending his coveted 100m title at this summer’s Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt says he is not concerned with arch-rival Justin Gatlin. Instead, the Jamaican considers…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Jazz Cruise Makes Waves. While that familiar command was not what greeted the jazz fanatics who converged on the Kingston Harbour, the cheerful sound of laughter, while mingling to some jazz music, was more than compensation. Hours later, when the boat returned to the pier, revelers…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com