6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 7, 2016


  1. Cabinet Chosen – Appointments To Be Officially Announced At Swearing-In Today. Robert Montague, chairman of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), is expected to be tasked by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to take on the challenging national-security portfolio… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. One-Seat Margin No Special Challenge, Says Ashley – Political Commentator Advises Holness To Focus On Passing IMF Tests. The razor-thin majority enjoyed by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in Parliament has prompted speculation about the ability of the Andrew Holness administration to govern effectively, given its one-seat (32-31) win in the February 25 general election… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Expectations Limited For Female Politicians. Even with more women making themselves available for representational politics, analysts have declared that they expect nothing extraordinary from female politicians, unless they are willing to assert themselves on critical issues affecting Jamaica’s development… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Seek Treatment Early! – Persons In High Risk Groups Urged To Not Delay Medical Help If They Experience Influenza Symptoms. The Ministry of Health is appealing to persons who fall within the high-risk groups for severe complications to seek treatment early if they experience symptoms of influenza infection. These include pregnant women, young children, the elderly and persons with pre-existing medical conditions… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Turner Innovations Ready To Go Commercial With Sorrel Harvesting Machine. Inventors Turner Innovations now have the technology to commercialise their reaping machine, having tweaked the concept to mass produce the device, but are looking to break into international markets as reapers before spreading the technology around… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Russell Will Play In T20 World Cup. West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron has disclosed that West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell will not be pulled from the West Indies team for the upcoming ICC World T20 World Cup… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com