6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 29, 2016


  1. Seventh H1N1 Death Confirmed. There has been another H1N1 death. Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton confirmed the death today. This brings the number of influenza A (H1N1) virus related deaths to seven. The Ministry of Health is to issue a detailed update tomorrow, which will also include the number of Zika cases in Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Extension Of High School Only Applicable To Students In Need Of Academic Support. The Ministry of Education has indicated that the extension of the period of secondary schooling, which was announced by Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid, will only be applicable to students who need further academic and skills training support after completing fifth form… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Negril In Need – Resort Town Requires Better-Educated Workforce, Says Hotelier. Hotelier Daniel Grizzle, founder of the Negril Chamber of Commerce (NCC), has declared that immediate steps must be taken to provide the town’s young people with adequate education so they can fit into the workforce, creating the scope for them to contribute to the area’s economy… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Cops Urge Regular Mechanical Checks For Motor Vehicles. In light of the three road fatalities that occurred over the Easter holidays, head of the Police Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, has encouraged motorists to ensure regular mechanical checks are carried out on their vehicles… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. UDC Moving To Improve Markets. The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is stepping up its plans for the redevelopment of downtown Kingston with bidders being sought for the construction of a new open market at the Red Rose Fish Market on Heywood Street and Spanish Town Road, and the development of the Jubilee Market in West Parade… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. We Played With Our All – Schafer; Boyz Target Win In Costa Rica Showdown. Despite putting on a fearless, entertaining and commanding first-half performance which should have seen his Jamaican team outscore Costa Rica en route to a comfortable win, Winfried Schafer labels the 1-1 result in last Friday night’s CONCACAF Semi-final Round Group Two World Cup Qualifier a good one… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com