6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 9, 2016


  1. Carter’s ‘B’ Sample Comes Back Positive. Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter is now expected to have his case heard by an International Olympic Committee (IOC) panel after news was received that his ‘B’ sample confirmed the presence of methylhexanamine – a banned stimulant…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Zero Rating For Crime In First 100 Days. The Government of Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his National Security Minister Robert Montague has scored low to no marks for failing to implement any new crime initiatives in its first 100 days to curb the homicidal monster which has turned Jamaica into a bloody paradise…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Pregnancy Fears – Expectant Mothers Worry Over Threat Of ZIKV. With the ravaging effects of the chikungunya virus still fresh in their minds, fear of the Zika virus (ZIKV) is spreading among Jamaicans. At the top of the list of those in fear are expectant parents, worried about the effect infections could have on their unborn children…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. JUTC To Go Rural In Pilot Phase. Starting in September, the Government will be rolling out a pilot three-route operation dispatching Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses to parts of rural Jamaica – from St Catherine to sections of Clarendon and near Manchester – for the first time…Read more Jamaica-Gleaner.com 

  5. Regional Cooperation Key To Solving Marine Pollution. Regional cooperation is critical to arresting the scourge of marine pollution impacting the Caribbean, where 80 per cent of the pollution seen is due to activities on land – from deforestation and agricultural chemicals to industrial oil spills and littering…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Allen Chastanet Is St Lucia’s New PM. An emotional Allen Michael Chastanet was sworn in on Tuesday as the sixth prime minister of St Lucia since the island attained political independence from Britain in 1979, vowing to unite the country following Monday’s general election…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com