6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 31, 2016


  1. Lottery Scam Takes Massive Hit – Nineteen, Including Cop, Taken Into Custody. The infamous lottery scam took a massive hit yesterday, with 19 people, including a policeman and seven women, taken into custody and more than $1.8 million in Jamaican currency seized… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Blame The Chinese – Sugar Industry Players Say Foreigners Dropped The Ball On Rescuing Sugar Industry. The divestment of the Government’s assets in the sugar industry to Chinese investors was expected to result in a turnaround in the fortunes of the ailing sector in Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Major Sugar Players Agree Former Gov’t Took Too Long To Rescue Failing Factories. Some major players in the sugar industry have agreed that if the previous Government had acted sooner, there would possibly be no need for the current administration to intervene in rescuing private sugar companies from failure… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Tread Cautiously With Five-Year Cases, Warns DPP. Nearly a quarter of the more than 500 cases before the Home Circuit Court could be tossed out if a call by Justice Minister Delroy Chuck for judges to dismiss criminal cases that have been in the system for a minimum of five years is heeded… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. JAID Calls For More Assessment Of Children. The Jamaican Association on Intellectual Disabilities (JAID) is calling for the assessment of more children who are classified as slow learners, as this may be an indication of intellectual disability (ID)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. ‘The Future Looks Very Good.’ Dr Warren Blake, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), says Jamaica’s 86-medal haul at the recent Carifta Games comes as no surprise… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com