6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 9, 2014


  1. Highly Corrupt – Average Jamaican Believes Majority Of Public Officials Are Shady. The average Jamaican has no confidence in the country’s elected officials and civil servants, with the belief that the majority are corrupt, according to the recent Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson poll… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Rich And Poor Treated Differently By Jamaica’s Legal System – Poll. Only three per cent of Jamaicans are of the view that the poor and the rich are treated the same way by the legal system, a recent national poll commissioned by The Gleaner has found… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Church Says Yes To Sex Ed In The Sanctuaries. After its reverberating rejection of what it decried as sexual immorality bedevilling sections of society, church leaders and workers have embraced a plea by the majority of Jamaicans that their organisations should play a greater role in influencing sex education among youths… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Police Launch Massive Clean-Up Drive. With a small number of police personnel and detainees displaying symptoms of the chikungunya virus, the leadership of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) yesterday embarked on a massive clean-up drive at police facilities nationwide… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Include Medical Emergencies In Disaster Preparedness – Pryce. First-time Member of Parliament Raymond Pryce has urged his colleagues to expand their understanding of disaster preparedness beyond dealing with hazards such as hurricanes, fire, flooding and landslides… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Windies Players Want Hinds’ Resignation. West Indies players are calling for the head of WIPA’s president Wavell Hinds, accusing the Jamaican of a conflict of interest and failing to place their interests as top priority in the recently negotiated Collective Bargaining Agreement/Memorandum of Understanding (CBA/MOU) with the West Indies Cricket Board… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com