6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 9, 2013


  1. ‘They’re Sick’ – Hanna Says Many Of Nation’s Children Have Mental Disorders. Youth Minister Lisa Hanna says a large number of children with behavioural problems are afflicted by various mental conditions and the change in the legislation to decriminalise those deemed ‘uncontrollable’ would allow the Ministry of Youth and Culture to administer specific interventions… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Jamaica On Track To Pass Next IMF Test – Davies. Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr Omar Davies, said the country is on track to pass the next International Monetary Fund (IMF) test, which is scheduled for this month… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Don’t Disrupt Schools, Parenting Commission Pleads. Executive Director of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), Dr Patrece Charles-Freeman, is calling on parents and community members across the country to desist from disrupting the operations of the country’s schools in their bid to settle grievances with school administrators… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Develop Healthier Lifestyles – Minister. Minister of Health, Dr Fenton Ferguson, is urging increased engagement by persons in healthy lifestyles, which he contends can significantly reduce the incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Namibian Students To Study In Jamaica – Athletics Among Areas To Be Pursued. Seven Namibian students are expected to arrive in the island next Sunday to commence a two- to three-year programme of study on scholarship from the University of Technology (UTech) and the G.C. Foster Sports Academy. The programme will include athletics training as well as other professional disciplines… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Ricketts Also Out Costa Rica Clash. Jamaica’s national men’s senior football team will be without two key players, goalkeeper and captain Donovan Ricketts as well as tough tackling midfielder Rodolph Austin, when they face Costa Rica in a must-win game in the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying (WCQ) Hexagonal stage at the National Stadium tomorrow, starting at 7 p.m… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com