6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 13, 2016

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  1. Education Ministry To Probe Alleged Assault Of Female Student By School Resource Officer. Director for Safety and Security in Schools in the Ministry of Education Assistant Superintendent of Police Coleridge Minto says the ministry will be investigating the alleged beating of a female student at Charlie Smith High by a school resource officer attached to the institution…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Holness Pledges Support As US Grapples With Worst Mass Shooting In Its History. A mass shooting in Florida, described as the worst in United States history, that has left 50 people dead and 53 wounded, has prompted Prime Minister Andrew Holness to write to United States Ambassador Luis G. Moreno to express condolences and show solidarity…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Cuban Tourism Product Could Overtake JA – Kosvogiannis. Dimitris Kosvogiannis, general manager of the Melia Braco Village hotel, is concerned Jamaica may be knocked off its pedestal by greater participation of Cuba in the Caribbean tourism market…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Bolt ‘Extremely Happy’ With Win, PB At Racers JN Grand Prix. Usain Bolt expressed some amount of satisfaction with his performance after notching a season best 9.88 seconds to win the men’s 100 metres at the first staging of the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium…..Read more Jamaica-Gleaner.com 

  5. Byles To Investors … ‘BPO Sector Needs You’. President and chief executive officer of Sagicor Group Jamaica, Richard Byles, is encouraging the Government to enlist the support of the wider private sector to invest in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector to boost economic growth and create jobs…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Sugar Falls Short! – Frome Factory Produces Record Low For Crop Year. Despite spending more than US$100 million to create greater efficiency at Frome Sugar Estate, Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC) has plunged to a new low after producing a mere 27,507 tonnes of the sweetener at the end of the current crop year…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com