6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 21, 2013


  1. Met Service Ready. Director of the National Meteorological Service, Jeffery Spooner, says the agency is fully prepared to provide timely and accurate weather forecasting during the 2013 hurricane season, which begins June 1… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. West Gears Up For Storm Season. Disaster coordinators in western Jamaica are now busily finalising their preparations to meet what weather forecasters are predicting will be a busy 2013 hurricane season… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Child Extortionists – Judge, JPs Step In As Students Make Thousands Of Dollars A Day. Children’s Court judge Icylin Reid has expressed shock at the number of St Ann students appearing before her for crimes ranging from extortion to wounding and has warned them to steer clear of her court… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. JTA Irked By Thwaites’ Comments On Leave. The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) is taking issue with Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites’ interpretation of the leave entitlement of teachers, which he presented last Wednesday during his Sectoral Debate in Parliament… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Cholesterol Is Not A Villain. The medical industry continues to insist that we closely monitor the level of cholesterol in our blood. Woe betide you if it is elevated! But what really is cholesterol? Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. We Must Play To Win – Burrell. Jamaicans have a way of bringing out their best in the worst of times. That resolve is being counted on by Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president, Captain Horace Burrell, who said the country’s Reggae Boyz must target nothing else but victory in upcoming CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying (WCQ) games against Mexico and the United States… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com