6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 27, 2016


  1. PNP NEC Reviews Election Report In Marathon Meeting – Blythe Wants To Know When Portia Will Leave. The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Opposition People’s National Party yesterday ended an eight and a half hour meeting with partial acceptance of the report of the Julian Robinson-led committee, which conducted a post-election autopsy of the party’s performance in the February 25 general election…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com 
  2. Health Ministry Introduces Medical Complaints Survey Website. To give medical authorities a better grasp of the general health condition of the population, the Ministry of Health has created an anonymous online survey that is expected to detect certain diseases and health trends early…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Transfer Probe – Education Ministry To Decide If Schools Can Continue Charging Request Fees. The Ruel Reid-led Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has launched an investigation into revelations that some secondary schools are collecting fees from parents seeking transfers for their children who sat the Grade Six Achievement Test this year…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Too Much Garbage’ – Local, Foreign Soldiers Decry State Of Waste Management In Jamaica. Corporal Esan Thompson of the Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) Defence Force is recommending that Jamaican authorities responsible for garbage disposal install larger numbers of garbage bins throughout the Corporate Area and in rural communities as well…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Golding Wants Stiffer Penalties To End ‘Madness’ On Roads. Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding is calling for stronger sanctions to curb what he describes as the “madness” on the nation’s roads. “The (traffic) ticket system not frightening anybody anymore,” declared Golding as he addressed the Lay Magistrates’ Association of Jamaica’s Annual Banquet and Golden Scale Awards, held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on the weekend…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. AmCham Jamaica Hosts Breakfast Forum With Foreign Affairs Minister. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith is expected to provide an update on the status of Jamaicans entering Trinidad and her recent trip to the United Nations when she takes part in an AmCham Jamaica breakfast meeting tomorrow….Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com