6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 11, 2014


  1. Baugh: Move Quickly To Contain Chik-V. Naming at least four parishes he says are now battling a full blown epidemic of chikungunya (Chik-V), senior medical practitioner and opposition spokesman on health Dr Kenneth Baugh wants the Government to move with alacrity to contain the rapid spread of the disease locally… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Ja To Pay Millions In PetroCaribe Debt. Jamaicans will be required to pay a total of $2.89 billion from the Consolidated Fund to the PetroCaribe Development Fund (PDF), the National Export-Import Bank and the European Investment Bank, as part of efforts to divest the Wallenford Coffee Company… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Mama’s Boy. Lynette ‘Mama Lyn’ Williams, the 83-year-old mother of Police Commissioner-designate Carl Williams, has only one wish, and it is that her late husband, Arnold, was still alive to see his son become the nation’s chief crime fighter… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Marcus James’ Board Nominees Defeated At Access AGM. Shareholders of Access Financial Services voted Wednesday to increase the board to seven seats, but only six positions were filled at the close of the annual general meeting… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Tears Flow As Roger Clarke’s Body Returns. Tears flowed freely yesterday, as parliamentary colleagues, friends and relatives of late Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke gathered on the tarmac of the Norman Manley International Airport to receive the coffin containing his body… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Williams Takes Aim At Continental Gold. Freshly minted Commonwealth Games triple jump champion Kimberly Williams is looking forward to her first appearance at the IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco, on the weekend and is particularly pleased about representing the region alongside good friend and circuit rival Caterine Ibarguen, from Colombia… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com