6 Things You Need To Know Today- June 2, 2016

Dr Mary Sloper: We’ve had a problem because the [reporting] protocol is old-fashioned.
Dr Mary Sloper: We’ve had a problem because the [reporting] protocol is old-fashioned.
  1. General Practitioners Say Zika Cases Numerous, Want Change To Reporting Of Virus. Some of  Jamaica’s general practitioners are urging the Government to review the reporting mechanisms of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease, in light of what they claim is the growing number of cases which outstrip the…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Jamaica Could Lose Medal From Beijing Olympics. There is growing anxiety among local track and field authorities as news of the results of B sample tests is expected to be made public by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) within days, following…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Only 70,000 People Will Benefit From New PAYE Threshold – Mayne. Commentators are questioning the Government’s recently announced tax package, with at least one arguing that it is just over 70,000 people that will benefit and no more. They say the package as outlined represents a…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaica Moves To Address Marine Pollution. Jamaica recently took a crucial step toward the prevention, reduction and control of marine pollution. In November last year, it ratified the Protocol Concerning Pollution from Land-based Sources and Activities (LBS Protocol), which forms part of the…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. ‘This One’s Gonna Be Faster’ – Bolt Predicts Better Time In ‘Exciting’ Racers Grand Prix 100m. Confident in his ability to outshine main 100m challengers Yohan Blake and Asafa Powell, sprint megastar Usain Bolt is promising local track and field fans an exciting show of speed at the Racers Track Club Grand Prix, which is set for Saturday, June 11, at the National Stadium…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. A Love Offering For Oneil Pryce Tonight. The roster of dance companies performing at the Vera Moody Hall at the Edna Manley College of the Visual Arts tonight reads like an all-star Jamaican gathering. The direct connection many of them have to the person who is the reason for the coming together underscores his significance…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com