6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 11, 2015


  1. Vast Majority Of Jamaicans Remain Adamantly Opposed To Same Sex Marriage. An international study has found that the vast majority of Jamaicans remain adamantly opposed to same-sex marriage, even as the acceptance of such a union has been increasing in neighbouring regional states and the Americas… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Give Diaspora A Constituent Vote In Ja – Holness. Opposition Leader Andrew Holness, describing his recent overseas trip to the United Kingdom (UK) and the Unites States (US) as a success, has urged the Portia Simpson Miller-led administration to explore ways to give members of the diaspora a constituent vote in Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Not A Simple Task – Arscott Says Process To Relocate River Bank Dwellers Could Go Beyond This Hurricane Season. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller’s instructions that persons living on river banks must be removed might not be fully executed during this hurricane season, Local Government Minister Noel Arscott has indicated… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Holness Responds To CDF Controversy. Member of Parliament for West Central St Andrew and Leader of the Opposition Andrew Holness says some of the money from the $8.8 million he saved from Constituency Development Fund (CDF) allocations over a seven-year period will be used to carry out temporary repairs to the Olympic Gardens Police Station and connect a community to the sewer main along Olympic Way… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Thousands Of Jobs Could Go In New Sugar Regime – Rickards. Allan Rickards, chairman of the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers’ Association, has sounded an ominous warning to local sugar interests. He said thousands of jobs and the future of the country’s sugar industry could be at risk, if local sugar production is not transformed from a single to a multiple-product sector to meet the 2017 reforms to the European Union’s common agricultural policy… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. VCB Wants Memorable Oslo Debut. Sprint queen Veronica Campbell-Brown is quietly confident that she can run a sub-11-seconds 100m at Oslo’s ExxonMobil Bislett Games today… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com