6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 26, 2013

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  1. BUTT OUT – Gov’t Announces Smoking Ban In Public Spaces. Describing it as the most far-reaching piece of public health policy undertaken in recent times, Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson has announced that as of July 15, no smoking will be permitted in public spaces across Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. … Cigarette Company Unfazed. Local tobacco marketer and distributor, Carreras Limited, has indicated it was neither surprised nor concerned by Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson’s decision to announce a ban on smoking in public places, effective July 15… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Gangster Lyrics Could Land Artistes In Jail – Measure Among Far-Reaching Provisions In Proposed Anti-Gang Law. Songs with lyrics glorifying the gun and others that promote or facilitate the criminal activities of an organised criminal network or gang could land offenders in jail for between five and 30 years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Now Not The Time To Reintroduce Health Care Fees – Ferguson. Free health care will continue, at least until the end of this fiscal year, portfolio Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson announced in the House of Representatives yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Jamaica Will Produce New Diesel – Paulwell. Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Phillip Paulwell has said Jamaica will produce its own ultra-low sulphur diesel (ULSD) in the not-too-distant future… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. WI Aim To Make Amends. West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo says the team has got over their disappointing exit from the ICC Champions Trophy and are now focused on winning the upcoming Celkon Mobile Tri-Nation Tour-nament involving world champions India and Sri Lanka… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com