6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 1, 2015

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  1. I Dare You, Portia! – Samuda Challenges Jamaican PM To Call Election Within Six Weeks. Declaring that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is well settled in the “starter’s blocks”, Karl Samuda, a key campaign organiser, yesterday challenged Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller to call the general election within the next six weeks… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Sense Of Urgency In PNP Camp. The Gleaner has been informed that the Paul-Burke-led secretariat of the People’s National Party (PNP) is being very vigilant as it monitors the ongoing enumeration programme of the party… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Teen Who Stabbed Policeman Believed To Be Demon Possessed. A family in the west Kingston community of Jones Town is still trying to come to terms with what they describe as the demonic actions of a 17-year-old boy who stabbed a policeman early yesterday morning… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Long Pond Facing An Uncertain Future … Stakeholders At Odds Over Cause. As rumours continue to swirl as to whether or not the Long Pond Sugar Factory, in Trelawny, will be in operation for the 2015-16 crop year, there are conflicting reports about the true status of the factory, which the Government divested in 2010… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Jamaica Accelerates Work On New Water Policy. With climate threats to the water sector a clear and present danger – including reduced rainfall levels that have dried up freshwater sources in recent months – Jamaica is accelerating work on its new draft water policy and implementation plan… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Francis Matches Fastest Jamaican 4x400m Relay Leg Ever. Though his effort left Jamaica just short of a medal in Sunday’s World Championship 4×400-metre final, Javon Francis produced a sterling anchor-leg effort… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com