6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 2, 2013


  1. No Gay Rage – Homosexuals Are Not Targeted For Violent Crime, Say Experts. As various groups continue to decry violence against the lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) in Jamaica, Assistant Commissioner of Police Devon Watkis has declared that there is no evidence showing members of that community encountering higher violent incidents than other members of the public… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. School Of Marijuana – Research Facility To Be Established. A new research facility to study the scientific benefits of marijuana is to be established jointly in Jamaica by two local universities… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. PM Urged To Facilitate Speedier Work Permits. Apparently frustrated by the slow pace at which work permits are being processed to allow expatriate workers into Jamaica, Chinese company COMPLANT has appealed to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller to do more to facilitate the process… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. McNeill To Chair United Nations World Tourism Organisation. Jamaica has made history by being named chair of the prestigious United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Executive Council… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Healthy Breakfast For St Bess Students. While many parents across the island struggle with back-to-school expenses, the burden of providing proper meals for their children has been eased in at least one constituency where the member of parliament (MP) has implemented a breakfast programme utilising foods produced in the communities across the constituency… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. VCB’s Hearing Starts Behind Closed Doors. Veronica Campbell-Brown, one of Jamaica’s most decorated athletes, is expected to face the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Disciplinary Panel today at a behind-closed-doors hearing into her positive drug test, which rocked the sporting world in June… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com