6 Things You Need To Know Today: March 14, 2013


  1. Extradite Scammers – US Senators Blast Jamaica For Slow Action To Combat Lottery Scam.  A ranking member of the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging yesterday rapped Jamaica for failing to do enough in fighting the lottery scam, arguing that the efforts to combat the scourge should be comparable with the country’s tourism marketing campaigns…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. ‘Thousands Of Young Voters May Be Ineligible’.  Conflicting statements by the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) have raised serious questions about the eligibility of thousands of young voters who may have been enumerated without presenting proof that they were 18 years and over…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Coaches Cry Foul! Small Schools Face ‘Endless Struggle’ To Gain Corporate Support, Lament Unfair Treatment.  Local high-school track and field is certainly a story of ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’, and with the ISSA/GraceKenendy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships now taking place inside the National Stadium, a number of coaches of less-fancied teams are calling for equal treatment…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com (Image Above:  Performers take part in the opening ceremony on Day Two of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium)
  4. $80 Million Needed To Build Paediatric Dialysis Centre.  Driven by a passion to effectively treat and save the lives of children with chronic kidney disease in Jamaica, Dr Maolynne Miller says $80 million is urgently needed to construct a fully functional paediatric dialysis centre at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) in St Andrew…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Local Catholics Congratulate Pope Francis.  The Archdiocese of Kingston has sent out congratulations to 76-year-old Jorge Mario Bergoglio, from Argentina, who has been elected the 266th Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church in Vatican City, Italy…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Edwin Allen In Record-Breaking Form.  Edwin Allen High hit top form on the second day of the 2013 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships as they not only captured the lion’s share of the medals to be comfortable leaders, but their athletes were also in record-breaking form…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com