6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 21, 2014

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  1. Honourable Couples – Husbands And Wives Celebrate National Awards. When veteran educator Professor Geraldine Hodelin stepped forward on National Heroes Day 2013 to receive a national honour, she had no idea her husband would just a year later be walking the same path… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Holness Warns JLP MPs To Clean Up Act. Andrew Holness, leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), has called for members of parliament on the Opposition benches to clean up their act and image, with recent polls showing the party outgunning the People’s National Party (PNP) at the mid-term mark… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Contractor General Wants Fraud Probe Into Bacchus Engineering. The Office of the Contractor General (OCG) has asked the National Contracts Commission (NCC) to disregard an application for re-registration from Bacchus Engineering Works Limited on the grounds of fraud and has referred the matter to the commissioner of police… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Contractor General Rips JP For Signing Off On Unchecked Documents. The country’s chief anti-corruption watchdog says it must be made mandatory for justices of the peace (JP) to verify original documents when they sign off on photocopies… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Reparations Battle Must Be Led By The Masses – Farrakhan. Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has called for the masses of Jamaicans and other Caribbean people to take charge of the push for reparations, arguing that the few at senior levels in society are too easily silenced… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Win Or Go Home. Reggae Girlz Must Beat Mexico To Keep World Cup Dream Alive. Multiple campaigns, a month-long training camp and split results in the first two games of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship (CWC) have all come down to this for Jamaica: win or go home… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com