6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. Editors’ Forum | Diet Of Violence! – Children Exposed To Daily Multiple Victimisation

  2. Child Killer Sentenced To Life

  3. 17 PATH Beneficiaries Receive Tertiary Scholarships

  4. ‘A Dream Come True’ – Calabar Standout Thrilled After Walker Cup PK Win

  5. Wisynco To Go Public With $1b IPO, Plans To Expand

  6. Ja Music Conference Seeks Year-Round Effect – 2017 Staging From November 9-12

1. Editors’ Forum | Diet Of Violence! – Children Exposed To Daily Multiple Victimisation

Though reports indicate that Jamaica’s corporal punishment rating has declined significantly, parents continue to subject children to abuse at home, which, for many, serves as a precursor to the various episodes of violence they experience at school and in their community on a daily basis. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Child Killer Sentenced To Life 

Expressionless was the face of 28-year-old Kayode Garwood, who was convicted of the murder of 11-year-old Tareek Gregory, as he was sentenced to life in prison in the Manchester Circuit Court yesterday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. 17 PATH Beneficiaries Receive Tertiary Scholarships

In celebration of its 15th anniversary, 17 beneficiaries of the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) were awarded scholarships valued at $15 million to pursue studies at the tertiary level. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. ‘A Dream Come True’ – Calabar Standout Thrilled After Walker Cup PK Win

Calabar High school’s head coach, Lijyasu Simms, said that his players decided that their schoolboy football season would not have ended yesterday and came all out to win their ISSA/FLOW Walker Cup quarter-final clash against Bridgeport High. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Wisynco To Go Public With $1b IPO, Plans To Expand

Wisynco Group, a top beverage maker, will tap the stock market for funds to expand its reach across Jamaica and pay down on debt, through an initial public offering (IPO) of shares targeted to raise more than a $1 billion. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Ja Music Conference Seeks Year-Round Effect – 2017 Staging From November 9-12

The fifth annual Jamaica Music Conference takes place from next Thursday (November 9) to Sunday, November 12. While Joan Webley, member of the local conference’s management committee, notes its growth, she is hoping that its impact will extend well beyond four days. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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