6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 13, 2015


  1. Yes To CCJ – Gov’t Urges Opposition To Cast Aside Party Lines And Vote For Bill. Even  after seeing efforts to secure the parliamentary opposition’s support of three bills that would pave the way for Jamaica to abolish appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and make the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) the country’s final court of appeal, the Government said it would be seeking to convince opposition senators to abandon party ranks and vote for the bills… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. High-School Drunks – Principal Calls On MOE To Send Breathalysers To Help Curb Substance Abuse By Students. The principal of at least one high school is considering the use of breathalysers at his school because some students are turning up drunk… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. ‘Missing IMF Target Is No Big Deal’. The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) new chief of missions to Jamaica, Uma Ramakrishnan, said yesterday that the missing of the nominal primary surplus target by the country under its Extended Fund Facility is not a big deal… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. JDF Says NWC Owes It More Than $700 Million. The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is seeking to recover three-quarter billion dollars from the National Water Commission (NWC) after claiming that the utility company overcharged it over an eight-year period… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Do Not Light Fires! Fire Commissioner Urges Residents To Stay Away From The Dangerous Practice. Errol Mowatt, commissioner of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, has appealed to persons, especially farmers to desist from lighting fires. Mowatt said in recent times fires have been stretching the resources of the fire services and there is no telling when it will end… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. JFF Slashes Executive – Local Football Governors Step In Line With FIFA. The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) cut almost 50 per cent of its executive members in order to get in line with a FIFA article that could serve to get the nation back as a beneficiary of the world football body’s Performance Programme… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com