6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 24, 2014


  1. ‘Have no fear’ – No Discrimination When Anti-Gang Law Takes Effect – JCF. As enactment of the tough new anti-gang law draws near, a high-ranking member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has revealed that the police have already crafted a strategy, using the provisions in the legislation, that will seek to break the back of some of the country’s most violent criminal organisations… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Teen Moms Need Support. A call is being made for Jamaicans to be supportive in their attitudes towards teenage mothers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Monitoring Group Stresses Concerns Over Sign-Off On EWI. The Energy Monitoring Committee (EMC) co-chaired by investment banker Peter Melhado has expressed concern over what it says is the Office of Utilities Regulation’s (OUR) intention to proceed with a recommendation for a licence to be issued to Energy World International (EWI)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. NCU Wants To Farm Mined-Out Lands. President of the NCU, Dr Trevor Gardner, revealed that the university is currently putting together a proposal for submission to the government to acquire substantial portions of mined-out bauxite lands, as well as those that have been sitting idle, for the production of a variety of crops… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Fiscal Rules To Get Teeth. Regulations which will give teeth to the enhanced fiscal rules are to be tabled in Parliament in the next fiscal year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Blake Calls For Expansive Medical Tests For Athletes. President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association, Dr Warren Blake, says his administration is hoping to establish an islandwide network of physicians in an effort to advance plans to have all athletes selected for national representation undergo medical examination… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com