6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 26, 2014


  1. Chik-V ‘Numbers Game’ Over. With widespread concerns that the Ministry of Health is grossly under-reporting the impact of the chikungunya virus (chik-V) on Jamaica, Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson has said that a decision had been made to discontinue the announcement of confirmed cases… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Serial Rapist? DNA Links Alleged Culprit To Irwin Point Rape, Several Others. Just Under two years after DNA evidence exonerated brothers Kerron and Sheldon Brissett as perpetrators in the brutal 2012 rape of five females, including an eight-year-old girl, at Irwin Point in St James, the ‘exact science’ has now positively identified another man as the culprit… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. New Law Aims To Deny Licence Renewal For Unpaid Tickets. Motorists who commit traffic offences and fail to make payments to Tax Administration Jamaica will no longer be able to renew their driver’s licences or renew a motor vehicle licence under the proposed new Road Traffic Act… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. EPOC Wants Public-Sector Reform Update. The Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) has asked the Public Sector Transformation and Modernisation division in the Office of the Cabinet to provide it with details on the action plan it has prepared… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. New Praedial Larceny Prevention Coordinator In Place By October. The country should have its third praedial larceny prevention coordinator in place by the end of next month, Donovan Stanberry, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, has disclosed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. WI Women Hit Back. West Indies Women levelled the series after an impressive all-round performance from Deandra Dottin powered them to a seven-wicket win over New Zealand Women in the second T20 International at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex here yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com