6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 13, 2015


  1. Jamaicans Bemoan Joblessness, Crime And Violence – Portia Gets F For Promises Made At Swearing-In. Nearly 100 per cent of Jamaicans polled by Bill Johnson in September cited joblessness and crime and violence as the most pressing problems facing the country at this time, a 10-percentage-point increase over those who held those views last year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Murder Gene And Harsh Economic Conditions Driving Increase In Child Murders. Dr Paul Bourne, director of the Socio-Medical Research Institute in Kingston, is convinced that the economic hardships associated with urban sprawl in Jamaica are ripe conditions for the germination of a gene which he says predisposes people to commit murder, in particular child murder… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Possible Ease In Drought Conditions. While the analysis has not been completed to determine whether drought conditions have improved, Jeffery Spooner, director of the Meteorological Service of Jamaica, is reporting that there has been an appreciable amount of rainfall since the start of the month… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. JCF Gets 10 New Boats To Assist In Crime Fighting. The Government’s latest crime-fighting initiative, the much-talked-about Get the Guns campaign, is to receive a shot in the arm… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Bloomfield’s Ouster To Be Overturned. Despite being defeated in an internal election last month, embattled Member of Parliament for East Portland Dr Lynvale Bloomfield appears to be on the verge of being rescued by the hierarchy of the People’s National Party (PNP)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. I Want To Run Under 19 Seconds – Bolt. A tough, yet successful season now behind him, sprinting supremo Usain Bolt will today take his first steps towards a dominant 2016 season, with the Rio Olympic Games and a new 200m world record topping his ‘to-do’ list… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com