6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 27, 2013


  1. Tesha Sues Government – Man Once Accused Of Leading Clansman Gang Seeks Damages For Incarceration. Tesha Miller, who is now residing overseas, has filed a suit in the Supreme Court seeking damages against the Government for his arrest and incarceration for gun offences… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Marijuana Not On Minister’s Agenda. One day after announcing a ban on the smoking of cigarettes in public spaces, Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson has refused to telegraph the posture he will adopt should the call for the decriminalisation of marijuana gather steam… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Potable Water Concerns J’cans More Than NWC Rate Hike – Gov’t. Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change Robert Pickersgill is indicating that consumers are not seriously concerned about the 12 per cent rate increase requested by the National Water Commission (NWC)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Graphic Images Coming For Cigarette Packets. Cigarette manufacturers have six months from July 15 to print graphic images about the effects of smoking on the body, on to packages containing their products… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. The BOJ’s Role In Stabilising The Economy. Last week, the US Federal Reserve (FED) announced it would have steadily reduced purchases of US Government securities and bonds, as well as gradually increase interest rates to normal levels later this year, going into early 2014… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Asafa Powell Remains Motivated… Targets Fast Time In Ostrava. Former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell may have finished down the track at the recent Jamaican trials, but the 30-year-old remains motivated, as he targets a sub-10 seconds clocking at the Ostrava World Challenge meet today… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com