6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 8, 2015

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  1. NSWMA To Purchase New Trucks To Ease Strain On Waste Collection Operations. The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is set to purchase 17 new Renault trucks to complement its ageing fleet, even as it seeks to tighten its grip on illegal dumping and the enforcement of public urination laws… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Bauxite Back In Business At Alpart. The familiar sights of dug-up earth that populated communities across Manchester and St Elizabeth in the heyday of bauxite are slowly beginning to return… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Tricky Start To School Year For Some Schools. The 2015-2016 academic year got off to a relatively smooth start yesterday, but some schools reported various challenges… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. ‘Bombs’ Damaged Tivoli Homes – Residents. Marjorie Hinds fought to hold back the tears as she recounted yesterday how a “bomb” struck her during the police-military operations in her west Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens five years ago and left her hospitalised in a “vegetative” state… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. McKenzie Accuses PNP Of Politicising Maduro Visit. West Kingston Member of Parliament (MP) Desmond McKenzie yesterday condemned the Government for what he claimed was its “vulgar and despicable display of politicking at the weekend” when it failed to included the parliamentary Opposition in key events commemorating and solidifying Jamaica’s relationship with Venezuela… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Now Or Never For Boyz – Jamaica Face Nicaragua In Do-Or-Die World Cup Qualifier. The implications will be massive when the Reggae Boyz face Nicaragua in their return-leg CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying football match in Managua tonight, beginning at 8:30 p.m… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com