6 Things You Need To Know Today: March 1, 2013

A woman collapses after inhaling toxic fumes
  1. Chaos At CSO- 60 People Hospitalised Due To Effects Of Mysterious Fumes. A member of the Jamaica Fire Brigade was one of 60 people who were rushed to the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) yesterday for treatment after ingesting noxious fumes thought to be emanating from the Central Sorting Office…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Students’ Loan Bureau Gets $20m Boost. THE STUDENTS’ Loan Bureau (SLB) is to receive loans totalling US$20 million from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to finance tuition for tertiary-level students.Cabinet, at its regular meeting on Monday, gave approval for Government to guarantee...read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Dates Set For Budget Debate. THE GOVERNMENT’S proposed Budget for 2013-2014 is to be laid in the House of Representatives in the afternoon of Thursday, April 4, following presentation of the Throne Speech by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen in the morning….read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Making Strides To Olympic Dream. Jamaica will for the first time be represented at the highest level in the Junior Olympics gymnastics programme when three of the country’s brightest prospects take part in the Gasparilla Classic starting today and running…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Jamaica Crash Out OF CONCACAF U-20. Jamaica’s young Reggae Boyz crashed out of the CONCACAF Under-20 Championships on Wednesday night in Puebla following a crushing 4-0 quarter-final defeat by hosts Mexico.The victory sealed a spot in 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey for the hosts...read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Have No Fear-Clarke Says Horse Meat As Beef Is Not A Consideration Here. AGRICULTURE MINISTER Roger Clarke has shot down fears of Jamaicans consuming horse meat as beef, as reports surfaced in the United Kingdom recently that DNA evidence proved that horse meat was passed off in beef burgers in Builth Wells, Wales…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com