6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 8, 2014


  1. Sex-Ed Plea – Most Jamaicans Want Church, School To Help Teach Kids But Not Before 11. A majority of Jamaicans believe that the role of educating youngsters on sexual relationships should not fall solely within the purview of parents, but should, instead, be a partnership with the Church and/or school… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Low Favourability Rating For JFJ After ‘Bad Beating’. Despite operating in a society where there are constant claims of human-rights violations, lobby Jamaicans for Justice’s (JFJ) approval rating currently stands at 22 per cent, according to the results of the latestGleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson poll, which was conducted on September 6-7 and 13-14… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Fire Brigade Says Emergency Calls Going Unanswered. Jamaicans rushing to ring 110, the number listed in the LIME directory for fire and ambulance response services, could be wasting precious time during an emergency… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Schools Coping With Chikungunya Outbreak. The education system has been hit by 30 per cent absenteeism of staff and students in schools across the six regions because of suspected cases of chikungunya (chik-V), the Ministry of Education has reported… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. House Passes Insolvency Bill. Nine months after it was first tabled in Parliament, the insolvency bill has been approved in the Lower House by legislators who hailed it as a potential economic game-changer… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Protect Our Citizens’ Safety And Travelling Rights – Bartlett. Opposition spokesman on foreign affairs and foreign trade, Edmund Bartlett, is calling on the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Arnold Nicholson to clarify the Government’s position on what he has termed “the continued harassment and demeaning treatment of Jamaican citizens by member states of CARICOM”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com