6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 9, 2015

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  1. Jamaica To Import Ganja – Bureau Of Standards Wants Marijuana Seeds To Help Guide Regulatory Framework. Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) has sought permission from the Government to import some 100 ganja seeds for a pilot project that is expected to guide the development of a regulatory framework for the country’s emerging medical marijuana industry… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. PJ Slams Cameron For Stance On Reparations. Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has taken United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron to task for failing to adequately respond to local demands that talks be opened on reparation for slavery… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Seventy Managers And Board Members Got NPCB Loans. Thirty-eight Board members and 32 managers of the National People’s Cooperative Bank of Jamaica (NPCB) received loans from the beleaguered entity which was taken over by the Agricultural Credit Board (ACB) in August… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. People To Get Power To Dissolve Parish Councils. It is being proposed that a petition signed by 15 per cent of voters in a municipality be able to trigger the dissolution of a parish council, providing that the minister in charge of local government is satisfied that it is not competent to perform its duties or persistently fails to perform its lawful functions… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Campaign Finance Bill Near Ready. A “difficult journey” to the enactment of campaign-finance laws in Jamaica is “nearing an end” as the legislation committee of Cabinet yesterday held what is believed to have been the last meeting to finalise a draft bill before it is laid in Parliament… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. ISSA’s Small Bats For Traditional Cups. President of the Inter-secondary School Sports Association (ISSA) Dr Walton Small believes that the organisation that oversees schoolboy sports in Jamaica needs to find new ways of keeping the more traditional football competitions relevant or run the risk of having them overshadowed by the increasingly popular ISSA/FLOW Super Cup… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com