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


  1. Toxic City – Report Says Communities Very High Risk After Exposure To Riverton Fire Fumes. Very high risk! Several communities within a five-kilometre (3.1 miles) radius of theRiverton dump were given that designation as a result of their exposure to toxins during the first seven days of what is being described as “the most detrimental fire in the history of fires” at the solid waste disposal facility… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. One Man In Custody; 14-Y-O ‘Sex-Slave’ Taken In By The State…Investigators Find Inconsistencies In Her Story. One adult male has been taken into custody after The Gleaner yesterday broke the story of 14-year-old Shanique, who claimed she was kidnapped, and, along with other girls, forced into prostitution… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Ferguson Orders Health Sector Audit. Board chairmen of the country’s regional health authorities have been instructed to conduct a comprehensive audit of their major hospitals and health centres to determine the availability of supplies as well as the challenges being faced in ensuring adequate supply-chain management… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Station Diaries To Be Replaced By Electronic Book. The traditional diary in police stations will be gradually phased out and is to be replaced with an electronic format under a programme called the e-Diary initiative… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. JGRA, Marketing Company Quarrel Escalating Again. Rubis Energy Jamaica is still pressing its retailers to upfront cash or collateral in order to continue receiving fuel and other products, counter to a previous agreement, according to the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers’ Association (JGRA)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Sunshine Girls Building Endurance For World Champs. It is said that if you want different results, you have to do something differently. That seems to be the new mantra adopted by Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls as they bid to win netball’s world title for the first time… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com