6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 17, 2014


  1. Church Has Power To Transform Politics. With more than 80 per cent of Jamaicans of the view that the country’s politicians and public officials are corrupt, according to a 2011 LAPOP survey, church leaders are expressing the view that there is power in its flock to transform politics here… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Saving Grace: Church Urged To Help Members Achieve Financial Success. Local churches are being urged to revisit the way they tackle the issue of economic empowerment of their membership… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Emergency Plan Activated As Riverton Dump Catches Fire. The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) yesterday activated its National Emergency Protocol in response to a fire at the Riverton City Solid Waste Dump… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Farmers Get Marketing Platform. An entity resembling the defunct Agricultural Marketing Corporation (AMC) is to be established to assist farmers in the marketing of their produce… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. ‘Gender Quota Won’t Bring More Women’ – Clarke. Arguing that the gender make-up of the judiciary is directly related to tertiary gender output, which sees the vast majority of university graduates being female, opposition Senator Dr Nigel Clarke said achieving increased gender representation in the legislature is not as simple as doing so in the judiciary… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Jamaican Trio Wins Indoor Titles. Jamaicans Omar McLeod, Remona Burchell and Shanieka Thomas crowned themselves National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Indoor Division One champions on Saturday, as the 2014 Championships for collegiate athletes in the United States ended at the Albuquerque Convention Center, University of New Mexico… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com