6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 8, 2016


  1. ZIKV Stinger – MPs Wary Of Zika Spend From CDF. The Government could face challenges getting each of the 63 members of parliament (MP) to put forward $1 million as a matching amount to the support each will receive from the Ministry of Health to fight the Zika virus in their constituencies…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Murders Spike In St James – Western Parish Sees Increase In Killings Despite Dip In National Figures. With less than six months gone in the year, the parish of St James has already recorded more than 100 murders, police statistics have revealed. Following a year when the parish saw more than 210 murders, the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) latest Periodic Serious and Violent Crime Review shows that 103 persons have been reported killed in St James between January 1 and last weekend…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. New Job Programme Targets Unattached Youths. Kingston Gardens, Rose Town, communities in St James, Clarendon and St Catherine are some at-risk areas expected to benefit from a new employment programme which will be executed by Youth Upliftment Through Employment (YUTE)…Read more Jamaica-Gleaner.com 

  4. Jamaica ‘Team To Beat’ – Grange. Minister of Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has labelled Jamaica’s athletes to the upcoming summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil not just ambassadors, but the “team to beat” while lauding local sponsors for investing in the upcoming National Senior Championships, which will ready them for Rio…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. GraceKennedy Shares Rise In Run-Up To Stock Split. The shares of food and financial conglomerate GraceKennedy Limited rose towards record highs in the lead up the announcement of a planned stock split. GK shares have finally returned to levels hit more than a decade earlier, in 2004…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Hillary Clinton Is The Presumptive Democratic Nominee. Hillary Clinton became the first woman to capture the presidential nomination of one of the country’s major political parties on Monday night, according to an Associated Press survey of Democratic superdelegates, securing enough of them to overcome a bruising challenge from Senator Bernie Sanders and turn to a brutal five-month campaign against Donald J. Trump…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com