6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 12, 2013


  1. JLP Overhaul – Watchdog Aims To Prevent Future War Over Voters’ List. Even as he expressed immense satisfaction with the administration and conduct of Sunday’s leadership polls at the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) 70th annual conference, chairman of the party’s newly established Electoral Commission, George Soutar, says he has plans to tune up the electoral structure… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. JLP Looks To Mend Cracks After Election. A slew of resignations has reached the desk of the re-elected leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Andrew Holness, but that is being viewed as giving Holness space, instead the focus seems to be on mending fences… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Influx Of Deportees Concerns Police. Just under 2,000 Jamaicans who were convicted in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada on murder, drug, firearm and sex-related charges have been returned to the island since the start of the year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Failing Grade For Teaching Council Bill, Says JTA. Teachers across the island voiced their displeasure with aspects of the Jamaica Teaching Council (JTC) bill, as the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) kicked off the first in its series of islandwide consultations last Friday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Belling The ‘Diabetes Cat’. As another annual Diabetes Month comes around, more and more people are being diagnosed with the disorder and told that they have an incurable disease for which they must be treated with medication for the rest of their lives… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Classy Quartet Poised For Mouth-Watering Semis. Today’s semi-finals in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/LIME Walker Cup knockout football competition promises two exciting matchups at the Constant Spring Sports Complex… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com