6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 19, 2014

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  1. Child Hero Receives Well-Needed Help. The family of 11-year-old Toni-Ann Miller has been moved by an overwhelming show of love and support following a stunning act of bravery that she displayed, having rescued two brothers who were trapped in a burning house last year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Gov’t Pays Half A Million For Illegal Police Search. Lawyers who represented Hadrian Christie, an attorney-at-law who successfully sued the Attorney General’s Department after policemen unlawfully searched his motor vehicle in a random stop on Harbour Street in Kingston, has offered to help educate policemen about the implications of their stop-and-search practices… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Sand Shortage – Drought Sparks Mining Clampdown, Building Costs To Spike. A severe shortage of river sand has forced the mining and quarrying branch of the Mines and Geology Division to clamp down on sand-mining operations across the island, warning that the situation will worsen as the drought continues… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Creation Of Mega ICT Spaces Not Good Business – Realtor. Carlene Sinclair, president of the Realtors Association of Jamaica, said local developers and investors are apprehensive to support the construction of large enough office spaces to accommodate foreign information and communication technology (ICT) players because it may be bad for business… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Clean Garvey’s Record At Home First. Senior lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI) and radio talk show host, Dr Orville Taylor has chided public officials who are calling on the American government to pardon Jamaica’s national hero Marcus Garvey, yet at the same time are failing to clean his record in Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Showjumping Landmark! – Jamaica’s Gore Wins Gold At Equestrian Competition In Colombia. Danielle Gore perfectly synchronised her riding abilities with the horses on which she competed to create history by becoming the first Jamaican under-12 rider to win a showjumping event in South America… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com