6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 24, 2014


  1. Sex Shop Slavery – Forced Prostitution In Massage Parlours Concerns Researcher. On the heels of a scathing report by the United States Department of State about Jamaica’s efforts to combat human trafficking, a leading local researcher has raised concerns about the rapidly growing number of massage parlours that have sprung up across the country… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. JLP To Complain To IMF Head About Dollar Slide. Maintaining its position that the devaluation of the Jamaican dollar is poisonous to the Jamaican economy, the parliamentary opposition has indicated it will be placing that concern squarely before Christine Lagarde this week… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Jamaicans Advance To Imagine Cup Final. After a four-year absence from The Microsoft Imagine Cup competition, Jamaica will be represented in the finals set for Seattle in the United States in July… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Push For Transfers If Necessary – Ministry. The Ministry of Education is advising parents who are unhappy with the schools at which their children have been placed following the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) that the onus is on them to seek transfers for such students… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Rural Schools Want More Support From Parents. Many educators at primary schools in the rural areas of central Jamaica are lamenting that they are not receiving the level of parental support that is needed to augment what is being taught in schools… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Stewart For 100m. Except for Olympic and World Championships 100 metres champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce – who will not be competing – it will be a loaded field for the women’s 100 metres at this weekend’s Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships inside the National Stadium… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com