6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 30, 2014


  1. Hitched In High School! Teenagers’ Marriage Stuns Parliamentary Committee. Two high-school students who tied the knot in December last year would have been denied the opportunity to become man and wife if a recommendation from the Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA), to move the age of consent and marriage to 18 years, had been made and acted on before their wedding day… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Vere Remembers Teachers, Student Who Died From Chikungunya Complications. Overwhelming support continued to pour in for the Vere Technical High School family yesterday, as they remembered and celebrated the lives of two teachers and a student who died two weeks ago… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. UDC To Clear Forum Beach Today. The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) yesterday warned the occupiers of the Forum Beach in Portmore, St Catherine, to move all their belongings and temporary structures from the property by midnight last night… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Legal Marijuana Industry Can Flourish If… “The road to legalising marijuana in Colorado wasn’t easy, but it was worth it,” said Wanda James of Cannabis Global Initiative. It won’t be easy here in Jamaica, but it will be worth it… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. TAJ Exposes Delinquent Taxpayers. Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) has published a list of individuals and companies it says owe the Government more than $1.1 billion in taxes… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Wolmer’s Surge Clear With Big Win. Wolmer’s Boys’ thrashed Haile Selassie 4-0 to remain two points clear atop the standings in Group H, in their Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/LIME Manning Cup football match at Spanish Town Prison Oval yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com