6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 7, 2014


  1. Jamaicans Say No To Abortion. Gleaner Poll Shows 69% In Favour Of Retaining Law. Father Richard Ho Lung, founder of the Roman Catholic charity organisation Missionaries of the Poor, is “extremely heartened” that at least seven in 10 Jamaicans are against changing the country’s abortion laws… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Public-Sector Wage Talks For April 2015 Onwards. The Government said it will initiate discussions on a new wage agreement with public-sector workers for the period after March 2015… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Kellier Takes Over Agriculture For Good. Derrick Kellier has been appointed minister of agriculture, labour and social security with immediate effect… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Cops Not Equipped To Handle Coast Smugglers – DSP Bernard. Despite arresting some nine alleged drug runners within the last 11 days, the St Elizabeth police say they are not properly equipped to blunt unwelcome incursions by Central American smugglers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Former Gleaner Editor To Monitor Mozambique Polls. Former Gleaner Editor-in-Chief Wyvolyn Gager-Patterson has been named as a member of a Commonwealth Observer Group to monitor upcoming elections in Mozambique… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Franchises Stick With Nationals… But T&T Grab Sarwan. Regional franchises made a mockery of yesterday’s draft for the inaugural West Indies Professional Cricket League, largely shunning the non-territorial options available and choosing instead to stick with their national players… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com