6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 24, 2015


  1. The Race Is On… Champs Gets Underway Today. Heavy is the head that wears the crown, but for defending ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships title holders Calabar and Edwin Allen, today’s start of competition marks the beginning of a long road back to the top… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Cancer-Causing Substances Found In Air From Riverton City Fire – Air Quality Report. High levels of hazardous substances, including the cancer-causing benzene, have been found in the air-quality tests that were done on the smoke from the Riverton City disposal site fire that broke out on March 11… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Money Cannot Be Blamed For Riverton Fire – CaPRI. Dr Damien King, co-executive director of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI), is dismissing claims that financial resources are not available to properly manage the Riverton City disposal site… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Mayor Wants Retirement ‘Dump Site’ Fire Investigated. Montego Bay Mayor Glendon Harris wants the police to thoroughly investigate the cause of the latest fire at the Retirement dump in St James, which left sections of the western city under a heavy cloud of smoke yesterday morning… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Vet Division To Test For Bird Flu. Members of the Veterinary Services Division in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries are to embark on a bird-trapping expedition with officers from the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), to test for the highly contagious virus which causes avian influenza, or bird flu… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Juggling Act … Junior Athletes Balancing Books And Sport. As athletics-crazy Jamaica begins its zoom on the 105th Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Grace-Kennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium today, one of the country’s elite junior athletic coaches dismissed as myth the suggestion that some of the youngsters playing sports are incapable of balancing their academic work and sports… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com