6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 12, 2013


  1. Not Enough Money In The Country’s Hurricane Coffers. Jamaica’s National Disaster Fund coffers are so bare it would hardly assist one per cent of the country with supplies in the event of a Category Four hurricane… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Gov’t Presents Proposed Terms Of Reference For Tivoli Enquiry. A 14-point draft terms of reference (TOR) for a commission of enquiry into the so-called Tivoli incursion in May 2010 will seek to ascertain, among other things, whether then fugitive Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke had direct or indirect communication with government officials and the identity of these state personnel… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Ministry Looking Overseas To Place Teachers. Education Minister Ronald Thwaites has indicated that his ministry will be turning its attention overseas with the hope of finding opportunities for the thousands of locally trained teachers who are unable to find employment in the local school system… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. RGD Campaign Targets Fathers – Agency Launches Drive To Boost Awareness On Adding Names To Birth Records. Adding the father’s name to a child’s birth record is very important. It’s for this reason the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) embarked on a three-week public-education campaign on Monday, themed ‘A Good Father Supports His Child’… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. JMA Turns Up Pressure, Trinidad Defends Nicholson. The Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) has urged Foreign Minister Arnold Nicholson to either speak for the local private sector or consider stepping aside, amid ongoing trade friction between Jamaica and Trinidad… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Cunningham Eyes ‘Grand Slam’ Medals. Sheckema Cunningham, Jamaica’s top-rated female martial artist, is eyeing the unprecedented feat of medalling in all three ‘grand slam’ events on the international fight circuit this year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com