6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 7, 2013


  1. ‘We’re All On Board!’ – Key Players Give Support To Proposed Enquiry Into West Kingston Operation. Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding, the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have indicated they would be willing to testify in a commission of enquiry into the May 2010 so-called incursion into Tivoli Gardens by the security forces which left 76 civilians and a soldier dead… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Tivoli’s Residents Don’t Want Another ‘Talk Fest’. Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, who represented the people of west Kingston in Parliament for more than 40 years, says the residents of the troubled community do not want another “talk fest” in the form of a commission of enquiry… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Drivers Now Pay For Air. Many motorists have been surprised when, turning up at numerous gas stations across the island – which have now been equipped with air pumps – they have been charged a small fee for the service… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Norman Manley: As Good As Any, Better Than Many. There was a time when the name Norman Manley High School would have been among those associated with bad behaviour… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Fat Can Harm Your Sex Life. For cultural reasons, many Jamaicans still associate obesity with good health and sex appeal. These beliefs are false, as it has been very well established that obesity puts the individual at an increased risk of a long list of diseases… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. American Male Sprinters Way Behind Jamaicans – Maurice Greene. American male sprinters have been playing catch-up to their Jamaican rivals in recent years. And as far as United States (US) great Maurice Greene is concerned, the current crop of US sprinters have a long way to go before reclaiming the sprint crown… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com