6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. Pastor Banned – Anti-Gay Preacher Prevented From Boarding Flight To Jamaica
  2. JCF Report:130 Murders In First 27 Days – Shooting, Robbery And Rape See Decline
  3. Growth & Jobs | The Source Centres: The Heart Of The Community
  4. Bouncing Back After Baby – Sherone Simpson Talks About Return From Pregnancy
  5. German Automakers Face Heat Over Tests On Monkeys, Humans
  6. Lovers’ Leap Gets New Lease On Life

1. Pastor Banned – Anti-Gay Preacher Prevented From Boarding Flight To Jamaica 

Anti-gay US preacher Steven Anderson said he was prevented from boarding a flight to Jamaica yesterday by airline officials in Atlanta who claimed the directive to deny him entry came from the Jamaican Government. It was, in fact, the Jamaican Government that shut the door in his face.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. JCF Report:130 Murders In First 27 Days – Shooting, Robbery And Rape See Decline

One hundred and thirty murders have been committed across Jamaica in the first 27 days of this year, a 17.1 per cent increase when compared with the same period last year. This is 19 more murders than the 111 committed between January 1 and January 27 last year, according to the latest statistics compiled by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).   See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Growth & Jobs | The Source Centres: The Heart Of The Community 

The call for social-intervention programmes to stem crime and violence and to reduce poverty in our inner-city communities has become deafening and is viewed by many as the silver bullet that can help to lasso the runaway crime rate. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Bouncing Back After Baby – Sherone Simpson Talks About Return From Pregnancy

Having made her official return to track and field this past weekend after giving birth to her first child, Olympic silver medallist Sherone Simpson said that a “good support system” is all that is needed for professional female athletes to become mothers while still competing. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. German Automakers Face Heat Over Tests On Monkeys, Humans

Public criticism of the German auto industry has escalated after a report that an industry-sponsored entity commissioned a study of the effects of diesel exhaust using monkeys, while another study exposed humans to low levels of one type of air pollutant. See full story on The Gleaner’s website. 

6. Lovers’ Leap Gets New Lease On Life

Lover’s Leap resounds folkloric in the eardrums of many Jamaicans; the story of a couple plunging into certain death, or as tells the tale, into an eternal life together. Over many years, management of the physical location of the centuries-old tale changed from hand to hand, but now lies in the hands of Jakes Treasure Beach entrepreneur Jason Henzell.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.