6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 9, 2015


  1. Danger In The Dark – Predawn Commute By Students Putting Them At Risk. Despite several reports of children being sexually assaulted and even killed during the early-morning commute to schools, the practice is continuing with children, some as young as seven, being seen making their way on the roadways from as early as 4 a.m… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Health Minister Puts Friends Of ‘Big Tobacco’ On Notice. Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson has served notice that Jamaica will be moving soon to implement Article 5.3 of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which will see the interaction of public officials with members of the tobacco industry coming under the microscope… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Veteran Educator Daphne Douglas Worries For Youth. Former Professor at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Daphne Douglas has placed on the table serious concerns about the students of the present day… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Jamaica To Benefit From PetroCaribe Indefinitely. Jamaica will continue to enjoy preferential payment terms for crude oil under the PetroCaribe pact with Venezuela “indefinitely,” Phillip Paulwell, minister of science, technology, energy and mining, disclosed yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Williamsfield Leg Of Highway 2000 On Hold. Dr Omar Davies, the minister of transport, works and housing, said on Wednesday that the developers of the highway have decided it would not make economic sense to build out the road which would see the current segment, which ends at May Pen in Clarendon, be extended further into central Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Stupendous 400m Runs At Carifta Trial. Calabar High School’s Christopher Taylor and Kingston College’s (KC) Akeem Bloomfield sent the fair-sized crowd inside the National Stadium in a frenzy with breathtaking performances at the Carifta Trials, as both produced sub-46 seconds runs… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com