6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 30, 2014


  1. Courting Disaster – DPP Wants Pressure On Gov’t To Invest More In Justice System. Bemoaning the recurring low levels of fiscal support to the justice system, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn has called for civil society to “rock the boat” in an attempt to get the Government to spend more money within the sector… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Backlash On Buggery: Church Leads Anti-Sodomy Rally. The church will not be tricked or coerced into making impulsive or emotive pronouncements in the ongoing public debate that has been sparked by the dismissal of Brendan Bain, the retired University of the West Indies professor who lost his job as the director of the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Network (CHART)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. IMF Has Not Addressed Worries – Tufton. Former government minister Dr Christopher Tufton said yesterday that the glowing picture of optimism painted about the Jamaican economy by the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is in stark contrast to the realities facing persons on the island… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Logistics Hub Not A Major Threat To The Environment – Pinnock. Dr Fritz Pinnock, executive director at the Caribbean Maritime Institute, has said the plan to construct a logistics hub on the Goat Islands is not a major threat to the environment… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. St Ann Firefighters Save Gov’t Millions In Repair Work. With attention being drawn to the inadequacies in the fire service, the St Ann fire department is exhibiting action that is worthy of emulating and one that is saving the Government millions of dollars… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Dwyer Upstages Weir To Claim 200 Crown. Sprint Tech’s Rasheed Dwyer created a major upset on yesterday’s final day of competition of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships inside the National Stadium as the Maurice Wilson-coached athlete defeated world leader Warren Weir to win the men’s 200 metres in a personal-best 20.04 seconds… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com