6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 24, 2013


  1. No Safe Haven – JFJ Wants Evidence As Police Raise Concerns Over Int’l Criminals Finding Refuge In Jamaica. Executive Director of Jamaicans for Justice Dr Carolyn Gomes is cautioning the police force against proposing what she describes as draconian solutions to problems that are not supported by data… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Social Programmes Coming For Volatile MoBay Communities. West Central St James’ Member of Parliament Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams is to ramp up training programmes in her constituency to reverse what she says is a spike in criminal activities among young people… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Help Us Help The Schools – Food For The Poor Appeals For Donations To Improve Learning Environment Across Jamaica. “Send us your donations, and we will show you the results.” That was the challenge from chairman of Food For The Poor (FFP), Andrew Mahfood, as he pleaded with members of the private sector and the wider public to help the organisation deliver 15,000 desks and chairs to schools islandwide by the end of the current school year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Stop Treating Kids Like Thugs – Concerns Raised About Mistreatment Of Students At Bus Hub. The company that manages the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre has confirmed that students continue to cause a security problem at the facility, though not at the levels that previously raised concerns… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Climate-Change Policy To Be Open To Public Scrutiny. Jamaica’s new climate- change policy, which is to steer local efforts to ready the island for extreme weather events and a raft of other climate-related risks, will shortly be open for public scrutiny… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Reggae Girlz On Top. Jamaica had to overcome a scare in their 2013 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Women’s Under-20 top-of-the-table clash against Dominican Republic yesterday at Anthony Spauldings Sports Complex to emerge 2-1 winners… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com