6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 22, 2014


  1. ‘Spineless’ UWI – Protestors Say Leaders Muting Free Speech Under External Pressure. The region’s premier tertiary institution yesterday continued to take a battering from local organisations after yielding to a group of 35 civic groups across the region which had demanded the dismissal of Professor Brendan Bain as director of the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training (CHART) Network… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Nearly 400 Areas At Risk For Disasters. Close to 400 communities out of 927 are listed as being most vulnerable to natural disasters… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Business Bunglers – Entrepreneurs’ Poor Planning Cited As Major Obstacle For Start-Ups. Entrepreneurs and small business initiators are being blamed for an estimated 50 per cent of the hindrances they encounter while setting up operations in Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Firearm Dealers’ Fee Shot Up 100%. There is to be a 100 per cent increase in the cost for a firearm dealer’s licence as Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips has signed a ministerial order approving greater charges for firearm licences, certificates and payments… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. St Bess Bemoans Alpart’s Closure. The 2009 closure of the Alpart bauxite plant in St Elizabeth, which has left many families without a source of income, is negatively impacting education in the parish… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Jamaica To Impress At World Relays – Wilson. The timing of the IAAF World Relays isn’t perfect, but Jamaica is going to The Bahamas to make a statement… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com