6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 28, 2014


  1. Make Portmore A Parish – Holness. Opposition Leader Andrew Holness has called for Portmore to be made Jamaica’s 15th parish… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. ‘Stop Locking Up Persons For Ganja’. Professor Archibald McDonald, principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, has called for serious consideration to be given to persons who have been criminally charged for smoking marijuana… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. No More Bad Bets – Gov’t Amends Laws To Stifle Illegal Gaming. Faced with an estimated $10-billion illegal lottery industry, lawmakers yesterday passed amendments to the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act, which will give increased powers to the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Timeshare Vacation Schemes To Be Regulated As New Tourism Option. A bill to regulate timeshare vacation schemes, which Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill said has positive implications for generating new economic opportunities for Jamaicans, has been tabled in the House of Representatives… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Clarke Wants Regional Consensus On Sugar. Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke says the impending changes in the European Union (EU) sugar regime, which are poised to unfold in 2017, are set to create significant challenges for small sugar-producing states. He is of the view that a regional consensus is crucial for countries like Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Powell, Simpson Appeal For Three-Month Ban – Jamaican Sprinters Make Submission To CAS For Reduced Penalty. Former 100-metre world record holder, Asafa Powell, has asked for his 18-month doping ban to be reduced to three months, arguing that he only committed a minor offence… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com