6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 16, 2013


  1. Historic Clash – Shaw Tackles Holness In Rare Leadership Face-Off. Audley Shaw’s formal announcement last night that he will be challenging Andrew Holness for the position of leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) at the next annual conference, is expected to set in motion a historic campaign in the 70-year-old political organisation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Trade Unions May Try To Thaw Wage Freeze At Bargaining Table. Oneil Grant, president of the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA), has served notice that spiralling inflation, fuelled by a rapidly devaluing currency, is likely to send trade unions scurrying back to the bargaining table with the Government… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. West Kingston Residents Walk Out On Witter. Public Defender Earl Witter faced a backlash from scores of west Kingston residents following a meeting yesterday to update them on his efforts to get compensation for those who suffered losses during the 2010 police-military incursion into Tivoli Gardens… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Breastfeeding Week To Help Jamaican Mothers Become More Aware. Director of Nutrition Services at the Ministry of Health, Sharmaine Edwards, is hoping that breastfeeding week will highlight its importance in the development of Jamaica’s children… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Additional Judges Needed In Court Of Appeal. Acting President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Hazel Harris, is calling on the relevant authorities to swiftly appoint additional judges to the Court of Appeal… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Five Make Winning Start – Champs Harbour View Lose At Sporting. Tivoli Gardens was one of five teams to record victories on yesterday’s opening day of the 2013-2014 Red Stripe Premier League season… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com