6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 9, 2016

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  1. ECJ Takes On Low Votes – Electoral Commission To Utilise New Strategies To Reduce Apathy Among Electors. Allowing voting from places such as hospitals and nursing homes is among the options the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) will be weighing as it grapples with increasing apathy among Jamaican electors… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. US Agents To Seize $100m Held In Jamaica By Imprisoned Accountant. Agents of the United States (US) Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are expected to travel to Jamaica in the coming days to take possession of just over J$100 million, or close to US$1.7 million, which local authorities have traced to Jamaica-born accountant Pamela Watson… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Jamaica Now Second Caribbean Country Certified To Test For All Diseases. Jamaica is now the second country in the English-speaking Caribbean to have an internationally accredited laboratory with the full capabilities to test for any type of disease that may pose a threat to public health… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. JC Lauds Reid – Board Approves Resolution Allowing Principal To Be Seconded To Education Ministry. The Board of management of Jamaica College on Monday approved a resolution for the school’s principal, Ruel Reid, to be seconded to the Government of Jamaica to serve as the minister of education, youth and information… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. New Ethanol Plant For Jamaica. Benchmark Renewable Energy plans to construct a 10 million-gallon ethanol plant and grow the sweet sorghum that it intends to use as feedstock in Jamaica within the next two years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Bolt The ‘Greatest’ – Michael Johnson. American legend Michael Johnson has described Usain Bolt as the “greatest” sprinter in the history of track and field… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com