6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. Charges laid in divorce racket
  2. Employers urged to support workers with mental health issues
  3. Dons want stake in downtown redevelopment
  4. Role of JPs to be strengthened
  5. Stamp out tyre burning to lift air quality
  6. Unwarranted suspensions irk student council president

1. Charges laid in divorce racket

The Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime  Investigation Branch (CTOC) has charged four people in relation to the divorce racket uncovered at the Supreme Court. They were charged yesterday with forgery; uttering forged documents and conspiracy. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Employers urged to support workers with mental health issues

As World Mental Health Day 2017 is being commemorated globally, employers are being urged to provide support for workers who may be afflicted with mental-health issues. The Ministry says one in every five persons in the workplace has mental-health issues. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Dons want stake in downtown redevelopment

More than 30 dons have informed stakeholders in the redevelopment of downtown Kingston that they want a piece of the action to restore the capital city and have expressed willingness to participate and make it happen, piquing the interest of administrators. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Role of JPs to be strengthened

As part of the ongoing justice-reform initiatives as well as the changing demands of the communities within which justices of the peace (JPs) serve, Cabinet has given approval for the enactment of legislation to strengthen their role. This was noted by Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck when he delivered the keynote address at the commissioning of 38 new JPs at the Golf View Hotel in Mandeville, Manchester, on Friday.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Stamp out tyre burning to lift air quality

The burning of tyres and other hazardous materials in communities around the Riverton City dump for financial gain must be stamped out or regulated if the deteriorating air quality is to improve, says National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) Executive Director Audley Gordon. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Unwarranted suspensions irk student council president

President of the National Secondary Students’ Council (NSSC), Antonette Dennis, is calling on school administrators to review their disciplinary practices following the five-day suspension of a group of students from the St Catherine High School for their participation in a raunchy social-media challenge. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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