6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 13, 2014

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  1. Outameni Lawsuit. As pressure mounts on the Portia Simpson Miller administration over the controversial National Housing Trust (NHT) purchase of the property on which the Outameni Experience sits, the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has signalled that it is mulling court action… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Council Says Teens’ Access To Drugs Worrisome. The National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) has expressed concern with what it terms the ease of access to alcohol and substances that are being used by children and young adults… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. CCJ Bills To Be Debated Next Week. After being in the House of Representatives since 2012, three bills that are seeking to have the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) established as Jamaica’s final appellate court will now be debated… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. CDF Members Chide NWA. Reported delays in Constituency Development Fund (CDF) projects implemented by the National Works Agency (NWA) have ignited a wave of complaints from members of parliament, who have called for the intervention of Transport and Works Minister Dr Omar Davies… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Jamaica Prepares For Battle In UN Climate Talks. Faced the threat of water and food insecurity, compromised human health and extreme weather events associated with climate change, Jamaica appears ready to do battle for legally binding commitments to greenhouse gas (GHG) emission cuts from world leaders… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. JC Principal Dismisses ‘Incentive’ Claims. Jamaica College (JC) principal Ruel Reid has dismissed suggestions in some quarters that his school has offered incentives to parents and student in a bid to encourage them to represent the institution, particularly in football… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com