6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 9, 2016

An Aedes aegypti mosquito is shown on human skin.
An Aedes aegypti mosquito is shown on human skin.
  1. ZIKV Haven – Health Ministry Study Reveals Most Jamaicans Allowing Vectors To Breed. Many Jamaicans are unwittingly putting themselves at serious risk of becoming infected with the Zika virus (ZIKV), spread primarily by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, due in large measure to the improper…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Parents Urged To Aid Schools With Voluntary Contributions. Under the Government’s proposed tuition fee policy, which will see the removal of auxiliary fees, school administrations can still ask parents to voluntarily contribute to the development of the institutions. Although emphasising that…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Sugar Suffers Another Big Setback. Jamaica’s ailing sugar industry suffered another major body blow on Friday with the announcement by J. Wray & Nephew Limited that it plans to begin a major cutback in its sugar cane cultivation at New Yarmouth Estates, Clarendon, which will result in redundancies. However, the company insisted this…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Forced Land Acquisition Reversed – Court Tosses Commissioner Of Lands Appeal Case Because Of Tardiness. The tardiness of the commissioner of lands in complying with court orders caused that office to miss its chance at contesting a high court ruling that overturned its compulsory acquisition of property in New Kingston initially earmarked by the State for development of office space…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. ‘Anything Is Possible’ – Thompson Says Race Execution Key To Getting National Record. Despite winning the women’s 100m in a wind-aided 10.71 seconds at Saturday night’s 13th Jamaica International Invitational at the National Stadium, IAAF World Championship 200m silver medallist Elaine Thompson rued not executing a ‘complete race’. The time is not official because…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Seven J’cans Featured In Spike Lee’s ‘Lil’ Joints’. Seven Jamaicans will feature prominently in Spike Lee’s Lil’ Joints: Redemption Song, an inspiring documentary about black footballers who led Howard University as the first ever ‘invincible’ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) soccer championship team in 1974…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com