6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 30, 2015

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  1. Long Pond’s Fate To Be Decided On Monday – Sugar Factory Closure Could Ruin Several Dependent Communities. Worried sugar stakeholders in Clarks Town and surrounding communities in Trelawny should know on Monday whether or not the Long Pond Sugar Factory will be participating in the 2015-2016 crop year, as Agriculture Minister Derrick Kellier is expected to make a statement on the issue… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Cop Testifies That ‘Dudus’ Had Info On All West Kingston Residents. A senior police officer yesterday revealed that a list with the names and addresses of every person who resided in west Kingston was among reams of documents found inside the Tivoli Gardens offices of drug kingpin Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke in 2010… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Resource Constraints Slow Family Planning Agenda. Strapped for cash, the National Family Planning Board (NFPB) is struggling to reproduce the success of its 1970s ‘Two is better than too many’ public-awareness campaign, which encouraged families to embrace a two-children per family ideal… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Time For Atonement – Fiery Senators Accuse Opposition Of Lies. Opposition senators have been urged to atone for their sins, particularly as a result of “the tissue of lies” and “fabrication” they are said to have unleashed on the country as a result of last Friday’s suspension of Marlene Malahoo Forte… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. UNDP Feels Jamaica’s 2030 Vision Alive And Well. Elise Laurence-Chounoune, deputy resident representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has expressed cautious optimism that Jamaica’s 2030 vision remains a reachable goal… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. No Retirement Plans Just Yet, Says Fraser-Pryce. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce says she is not thinking about retirement just yet as she sets her focus on Olympic gold next year and breaking the 10.70-second barrier in the 100m… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com