6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 8, 2016

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton (second right) addresses a Gleaner Editors' Forum held yesterday at the newspaper's North Street, Kingston offices. With Tufton are (from left) Myron Smith, president of the Medical Association of Jamaica; Dr Jacqueline Bisasor-McKenzie, director, Emergency Medical Services; Dr Sonia Copeland (partially hidden), director, Health Promotion and Protection Unit; Elaine Foster-Allen, permanent secretary in the health ministry; and Dr Lundie Richards, director, health service planning and integration.
Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton (second right) addresses a Gleaner Editors’ Forum held yesterday at the newspaper’s North Street, Kingston offices. 

Big ZIKV $Pend – Virus Fight Costs $1b So Far. It has cost the Government more than $1 billion so far to respond to the Zika virus threat, and plans are being made now to seek approval for a budget of at least…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

Gov’t Silent On Whether It’s Satisfied Due Process Followed In UK Deportation. The Government has not responded to questions from the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) on whether it was satisfied that…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

Woman In Charge – Climate Change Division Gets Female Head. From getting acquainted with how government does business to informing and reassuring partners and planning for the Marrakesh negotiations next month, it’s been a whirlwind of…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

‘We Have To Be Developing Now’ – Coley Wants Local Talent To Form Reggae Boyz Base. Having been eliminated from 2018 World Cup qualifying, the development of local talent is being projected as the way forward by…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

Upgraded IPhone Water And Dust-Resistant. Apple announced its newest iPhones, the 7 and 7 Plus, which are water- and dust-resistant. Analysts say the new iPhones could help…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

FiWi Jamaica Shaping Young Musicians. The FiWi Jamaica Programme, was birthed by the motivation of music industry veterans as they attempt to create stability within the industry by…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com