6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 16, 2014


  1. ‘Plan Bee’: Farmers Look Forward To Benefits From Recently Constructed Wax Apiary. Oronde McNish, president of the St Thomas Bee Farmers’ Association, is looking forward to sweeter days as he expects the economic benefits to be derived from his recently constructed wax apiary to be substantial for him, the parish, and Jamaica in the long run… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. $Million Land War – Businessman Battles MP, Bank Over $75m Sale Of Property. Landowner and businessman Royden Reitte has filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court challenging the sale this year of his 200-acre St Catherine property, known as Lodge and which was formerly Century Farms, to Cement Jamaica Ltd for J$75 million… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Mapping Jamaica’s Diaspora Project Launched. The Government is taking steps to make it easier to engage and encourage Jamaicans living in the diaspora who can contribute to nation building… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Wah Wa’s Accomplices Targeted. Local law-enforcement authorities revealed yesterday that they are investigating 16 Jamaicans who have been indicted in the United States (US), along with popular radio disc jockey ZJ Wah Wa, for an alleged lottery-scam operation that duped several Americans out of millions of dollars… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Children Lobby To Get More Public-Speaking Opportunities. A group of young debaters are advocating for more public-speaking opportunities to be extended to primary-school children across the island… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. O’Hara Completes Sprint Double. Calabar High School’s Michael O’Hara proved once again that he is the best Under-20 male sprinter in the country, as for the second time in two days he got the better of Bog Walk High’s Jevaughn Minzie, by winning the 200 metres final.. Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com