6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 6, 2016

Usain Bolt Tracks & Records
Usain Bolt poses in front of Usain Bolt Tracks & Records restaurant
  1. Small Ganja Farmers Overjoyed At Approval Of Regulations. Potential small ganja investors are overwhelmed that regulations to guide Jamaica’s legal cannabis industry have now been approved. Yesterday, a week after being appointed by Cabinet to lead the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), the new board of directors approved the regulations to start the process… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Extreme Measures To Control ZikV – Jamaica Part Of Pilot Project To Use Genetically Modified Mosquitoes. The extreme difficulty in controlling the disease-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquito population has forced countries around the world to employ creative means in the ongoing fight against the vector. One such method is the sterile insect technique: using genetically modified mosquitoes as a control method. Jamaica is now one of several countries that will participate in a pilot project to look at using this control measure… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Jamaicans Among Thousands Evacuated During Wildfire In Canadian Province. All the Jamaicans living in Fort McMurray, Alberta, are safe despite the raging wildfire in the province, which has seen the mass evacuation of more than 80,000 people – the largest evacuation caused by fire in Alberta’s history… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. More Tablets Coming For Schools. Another 150 primary and early-childhood institutions are to benefit from the Government’s Tablets in Schools Programme… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Bogdanovich Buys Usain Bolt Tracks & Records Franchiser. Downsound Records CEO Joe Bogdanovich now owns the majority of the UsainBolt’s Tracks & Records franchiser… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Bogue Plant Conversion To Wrap Up Next Week. The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) said it expects to complete the conversion and upgrade of the Bogue combined-cycle power plant in Montego Bay, St James, within a week… Read More at Jamaica-Gleaner.com