6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 21, 2014


  1. Nearly 200 Murders, But Serious Crime Trending Down. Jamaica recorded just under 200 murders in the first 74 days of this year, but statistics compiled by the police show that this is a 10 per cent dip when compared with the corresponding period last year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Cockpit Country Could Drive Technology And Research Development. A researcher from the University of Technology (UTech) has identified the Cockpit Country as having the necessary resources and potential to propel research and technology for the development and growth of Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Ja’s Health Tourism Sector Gets A Boost. The Hospiten Group’s proposed medical facility is expected to bolster Jamaica’s health tourism development and add to the number of hospital beds in the western region, which according to one of Jamaica’s top health experts, was “assuming crisis proportions.”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Behind The Quakes – ODPEM To Deepen Private-Sector Courtship For Earthquake Readiness. The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is to press its suit for private sector buy-in to boost Jamaica’s readiness for seismic events… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Proposed Bankruptcy Division In Courts. With a minimum of 10 years for a bankruptcy case to be resolved in the Jamaican courts, opposition spokesman on Justice Alexander Williams has recommended that a separate division be created in the judicial system to expeditiously resolve these issues in the courts… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Calabar’s Clarke Hails ‘Special’ Class Three. Calabar High’s track and field coach, Michael Clarke, says his team is ‘well prepared’ for next Tuesday’s start of the 2014 Boys and Girls’ Championships at the National Stadium… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com