6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 23, 2013


  1. WADA Coming Next Week – Dates Agreed On Since Last Week. It would seem as if John Fahey, president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and David Howman, its director general, are not on speaking terms… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Beggars, Beware! Commish Wants Powers To Deal With ‘Aggressive’ Windshield Washers, Others. Police Commissioner Owen Ellington is pushing for legislation to curb the actions of “aggressive beggars” and windshield wipers who demand money by acts of intimidation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Plagiarism In Schools Likely Widespread – JTA President. President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), Dr Mark Nicely, is adding his voice to those condemning plagiarism in high schools… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Gov’t Still Barred From Filling Fired Permanent Secretary’s Post. The government has been further barred by a Supreme Court order from filling the post of permanent secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Casino Resort Bids Delayed. The Ministry of Finance has extended the deadline for submission of proposals for casino resorts to sometime in November and met with potential bidders last Wednesday to discuss the status of the project… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. ‘Determined’ Ashley Ready To Defend Title. Declaring herself to be fit and ready, Jamaica’s Alicia ‘Slick’ Ashley climbs into the ring in Tijuana, Mexico tonight, to defend her World Boxing Council (WBC) super bantamweight title against Mexican challenger, Zenny Sotomayer… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com