6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 9, 2015


  1. Wards Treated Like ‘Animals’ – Children’s Advocate Slams CDA For Rushed, Callous Relocation. Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison has issued a rebuke to the Child Development Agency (CDA) for breaching children’s rights and acting recklessly when its officers relocated 34 wards who were in the care of the Sunshine Child Care Facility in St Catherine on February 15… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Disciplinary Hearings To Be Held In CDA’s Handling Of Wards At Sunshine Facility. Disciplinary hearings are to be held into the conduct or actions of a group of Child Development Agency (CDA) officers who acted inappropriately and breached the rights of children at the Sunshine Child Care Facility in St Catherine, triggering a scathing response from Youth Minister Lisa Hanna who described their actions as “callous”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Sexual Harassment Bill Tabled In House. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller yesterday tabled the sexual harassment bill in the House of Representatives as the Government seeks to outlaw sexual intimidation, coercion and pestering in the workplace, institutions and in landlord-tenant relationships… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Jamaican Muslims Condemn Trump’s Call For Travel Ban. Nonsense, completely unfair and offensive. Those are the strong words of condemnation from the Islamic Council of Jamaica (ICOJ) on United States (US) presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s call to ban all Muslims from entering the country… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Corruption Is A Global Problem – Christie. Today is observed annually as International Anti-Corruption Day. The United Nations calls corruption “a complex social, political and economic phenomenon that affects all countries, that undermines democratic institutions, slows economic development and contributes to governmental instability”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. JAAA To Present Award For Top 2015 Performance. Usain Bolt’s 100 metres final win over American Justin Gatlin, Danielle Williams’ women’s 100m hurdles victory , the women’s 4×400 team’s gold medal performance, Elaine Thompson and Hansle Parchment’s silver medal efforts in the 200m women and 110m hurdles respectively and Rusheen McDonald’s national 400m record run in the heats at the World Championships are the outstanding performances nominated for a new and exciting award that will be on offer at this year’s Scotiabank/JAAA Golden Cleats Awards ceremony… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com