6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 29, 2014

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  1. PJ Urges Tolerance – Former Prime Minister Calls For Understanding In Gay Debate. Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson is urging that the debate over Jamaica’s buggery law be framed within the context of current world trends and the realities that various differences exist in the society… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. From Welfare To Labour – Gov’t Aims To Cut Poor Families’ Dependence On State Support With New Programme. Approximately 1,000 families are to participate in the phased implementation of a welfare-to-work programme which is expected to cost approximately $600 million over the next two years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Uptown Light Thieves Arrested. The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has indicated it will not be sparing those upscale neighbourhoods that were once perceived to be escaping the company’s radar… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. TRN List For Jury Selection. Jamaicans with a Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN) will join the list of persons on the voters’ list as persons who could be selected for jury duty… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. PIOJ Makes Up Lost Time On Adaptation Fund Programme. While moving to settle concerns over the use of breakwaters to arrest Negril’s beach erosion, the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is also to make up lost time on implementation for the other components of the island’s Adaptation Fund programme… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Burrell Confident Of Success. Jamaica’s participation in the COPA America next year alongside some the world’s best football teams is just one of the many things Captain Horace Burrell is looking forward to during his next term as president of the Jamaica Football Federation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com