6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 9, 2015


  1. ZIKV Enters The Region – Mosquito Attack Has Residents Running For Cover. With the painful memories of the recent past still fresh and the threat of a new disease hovering, residents of communities in St Andrew are complaining that they are under heavy attack from armies of mosquitoes… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. OCG Alarmed At Balooning Contract Costs. There has been a 7.5 per cent increase in the number of public-sector entities that have reported cost overruns or contract variations, resulting in $2.59 billion in unprogrammed spending by taxpayers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Non Traditional High Schools Pushing For Parity. Immediate past chairman of the board of directors of Ardenne High School, the Reverend Lenworth Anglin, believes the disparity in academic performance between non-traditional and traditional high schools will begin to narrow as the former push to improve their profiles… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Death Trap! 30-Odd Open Bauxite Pits In Mocho Hills. Some 33 open bauxite pits lay sprawled in the hills of Clarendon, presenting great danger to residents and livestock who venture near to them… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Bad Business – Police Clamping Down On Illegal Bars, Shops. The police have ramped up their activities targeting bars that are operating illegally… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Three The Hard Way – Powell, Gatlin, Gay For 100m Diamond League Showdown. The three fastest men in the world this year are set to race each other in the 100 metres at the Athletissima Diamond League meeting… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com