6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 31, 2014

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  1. Death Haunts Family – Tivoli Committee Collects Testimonies Ahead Of Enquiry. Tivoli resident Nadine Sutherland yesterday recounted the horror of two nephews being killed by members of the security forces, she claims, during May 2010, when policemen and soldiers went into the community in search of then fugitive Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Gov’t: Universities Will Have To Be More Self-sufficient. The education ministry has declared that universities will have to become more innovative in finding ways to finance the operation of their institutions, as there will be greater focus on early childhood education… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Alpart Eyes Limestone Mining. Expressing confidence that the Aluminium Partners of Jamaica (Alpart) will return to its glory days, Lands Manager Dr Frank Ross has said the entity is looking at engaging in other areas of mining, such as limestone… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaica Needs Waste-disposal Policy – ODPEM. The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has pointed to the need for a comprehensive waste-disposal policy for the island, following the most recent fire at the problem-plagued Riverton City dump in the capital… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. 80 Per Cent Of Jamaican Women Overweight. Cautioning that obesity is one of the main causative factors for breast and colon cancers, acting chief medical officer in the Ministry of Health, Dr Kevin Harvey, is pointing to an urgent need for lifestyle changes… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. This One Is Special – Edwin Allen’s Dyke. Michael Dyke, head coach of ISSA/GraceKennedy Girls’ Championships winners Edwin Allen High, said their victory was much sweeter than their previous triumph… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com