6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 15, 2013


  1. PM Invited WADA – Local Authorities Say Nothing Extraordinary About Anti-Drug Agency’s Plans To Visit. There is nothing “extraordinary” about the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) intent to visit the island to conduct an audit of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission’s (JADCO) drug-testing programme… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Compensate Teen’s Estate For Suicide – INDECOM. Nearly a year after Vanessa Wint, a teenage ward of the State, hanged herself inside an adult correctional facility, an oversight agency has concluded that the Government “failed in its duty to safeguard her life”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Despite NCB Shutout, Cambios Vow To Stay Open. Cambio operators are insisting that they will remain in business despite a decision by one of the largest banks in the country to close their accounts… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Nurses Seek Housing Solutions – Resolution To Be Sent To Government. The general membership of the Nurses’ Association of Jamaica (NAJ) has passed a resolution seeking government’s assistance in providing housing solutions for nurses… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Deokoro School A Magnet For Gifted Kids. Special education in Jamaica is often talked about in the context of students’ poor performance, usually eliminating the fact that there are many pupils who are gifted and talented beyond their chronological age… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Boyz Play For Pride … Face Honduras In Academic WCQ Tonight. At the beginning of the Hexagonal when Jamaica ventured to tackle Mexico at The Azteca, the Reggae Boyz and their supporters would have been expecting the team to be pushing for a victory in tonight’s final match against Honduras at The Office, one that would have launched them onwards to next year’s FIFA World Cup Finals in Brazil… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com