6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Church knew of pastor’s sexual misconduct, emails show
  2. Nurse poaching raises concerns
  3. New call centre site opened
  4. Raise consent age, says children’s advocate
  5. More fraud charges for prisoners
  6. Heroes Park fence project misses another deadline

1. Church knew of pastor’s sexual misconduct, emails show

The sex scandal in the Moravian Church is deepening. A former Moravian Minister has now produced a trail of email contradicting claims by the church leadership that it had no previous knowledge of allegations of misconduct against the 64-year-old pastor now before the court on a sex charge. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Nurse poaching raises concerns

Professor Philippe Douste-Blazy, the French candidate vying to become the next director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), says the international health community should work to remedy the practice of heavy recruiting of critical health-care workers by developed countries. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. New call centre site opened

Itelbpo Smart Solutions, formerly Island Outsourcers, has officially opened its fourth site in Jamaica. According to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Yoni Epstein, the move is in keeping with the company’s growth strategy to move from a medium-sized to a large business process outsourcing (BPO) provider by the end of 2017. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Raise consent age, says children’s advocate

The Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison is renewing calls for Jamaica’s age of consent to be raised from 16-18 to protect minors from what she calls “predatory relationships” with much older persons. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. More fraud charges for prisoners

Two prisoners at one of the island’s adult correctional facility are to appear in court next week to answer to fraud charges. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Heroes Park fence project misses another deadline

Another deadline has been missed for the completion of the perimeter fencing at the National Heroes Park and the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), which has oversight responsibility for the project, appears to be struggling to find answers for the delay. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.