6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 24, 2014


  1. Measuring Up – Short Tempers Over Long Skirts. Tempers are flaring as some schools are insisting that hemlines should be longer. While it has always been an established policy of many local all-girl institutions, other schools merely required that the hemlines should be two to three inches below the knee. Today, some of those hemlines are brushing the ankles…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Out-Of-Order’ Warmington Stalls Clean Slate For Crooks. The passage of a critical piece of legislation to expunge the records of persons convicted for minor offences was delayed yesterday after Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Lloyd B. Smith, adjourned the sitting prematurely following a stand-off with controversial lawmaker Everald Warmington…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Way Paved For Flexiwork. After nearly two decades of vigorous and, at times, contentious debate involving Church and State, as well as employers and employees, local legislators yesterday passed the bill paving the way for flexiwork arrangements on Jamaica’s industrial landscape…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Government’s Cash-Flow Deficit To Last Until October. The Government’s cash-flow deficits are expected to last until October because of a shortfall in revenues, primarily the result of grants not being drawn from international lending agencies as planned. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recognised…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Farm Up Jamaica Starts Easter Bun Campaign. Farm Up Jamaica was launched almost a year ago, and its mission is to help reduce the importation of foreign foods into Jamaica by aiding and assisting local farmers to grow organic, non-genetically modified (GMO) foods. During the first few months of its operation, Farm Up Jamaica has implemented three major pioneer projects…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. 35 Not Out! – Chris Gayle Hits Big With Birthday Celebration. Entertainers, athletes and, of course, West Indies cricketers. Chris Gayle’s 35th birthday celebration packed serious star power and provided a great mix of good company and even better entertainment. Held at Triple Century Sports Bar on Saturday night…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com