6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 15, 2015

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  1. Beggars’ Boulevard – Mendicants Line The Streets, Blame Joblessness, Misfortune For State Of Being. If you have travelled by the intersection of Cross Roads and Caledonia Avenue in St Andrew, you might have seen Dane Robotham hailing motorists or waiting patiently at the traffic light to beg for money… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Spouses As MP ‘Shields’ – Bar Association President Urges Lawmakers To Rethink Rejection Of Anti-Corruption Proposal. President of the Jamaican Bar Association, Donovan Walker, is declaring it unfortunate that legislators have rejected a proposal from the Integrity Commission that it become mandatory for parliamentarians to report the income, assets and liabilities of their spouses… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Teacher Charged For Beating Student With Ruler. A 59-year-old teacher of St Richard’s Primary School in St Andrew has been charged with injuring a student with a ruler… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Ten Countries Report Cases Of ZIKV; J’cans Urged To Protect Themselves. The Ministry of Health has urged Jamaicans who travel to countries currently being affected by the zika virus (ZIKV) to take steps to protect themselves from infection… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Tributes Pour In For Goodleigh. Lloyd Goodleigh was yesterday hailed as a stalwart of the trade union movement and friend to the People’s National Party (PNP)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. ‘We Are Concerned’ – Burrell Says JFF Desperately Needs Cash To Pay Schäfer. Winfried Schäfer, Jamaica senior men’s national football team head coach, is yet to receive his salary for the month of November… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com