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


  1. Portia, Former Ministers For Court Today. Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller and three of her former ministers are to appear in court today in relation to the ongoing corruption case against Dutch oil firm, Trafigura Beheer…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Guns Galore – Montague Acknowledges ‘Challenges’ As US Firearms Continue Flowing Into Island. A steady stream of guns continues to flow from the United States into Jamaica despite a raft of measures implemented by local law-enforcement authorities. In the last two years, the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has traced the history of 991 guns seized in Jamaica over the period and found that 567, or nearly 60 per cent, were “sourced in the US”…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Reggae Boyz Lose Copa America Opener. Ten-man Jamaica went down 1-0 to Venezuela in their opening Group C Copa America Centenario football game at Soldier Field in Chicago yesterday. Josef Martínez fired the South Americans in front on 15 minutes after Jamaica lost possession just outside the area and the Venezuelans countered swiftly and Martínez fired under Andre Blake to finish off the move and give his team a 1-0 lead…Read more Jamaica-Gleaner.com 
  4. Outreach Programmes Transforms Lives At Excelsior Community College. Coordinator of the Excelsior Community College Social Outreach Programme, Marlene Campbell, says the 25-year-old programme has transformed the lives of thousands of students who participate in an array of voluntary activities over the years, which have benefited the dispossessed and organisations that are in need of charitable support…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Realtors Renew Lobby Against Transfer Tax, Stamp Duty. The Realtors Association of Jamaica (RAJ) is already pressing for transfer tax and stamp duty to be rolled back as soon as bailout agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) comes to an end next year…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Calabash, A Basket Full Of Literary Treats. On its 13th staging, the Calabash Festival has achieved its goal, says co-founder and director Kwame Dawes. “We only cater to the Jamaican audience, because Calabash is a gift to Jamaicans,” Dawes told The Gleaner last Saturday on day two of the three-day festival…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com