6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 30, 2015

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  1. Fire Destroys Wortley Home For Girls. A near century-old building housing 19 girls at the Wortley Home at 193 Constant Spring Road in St Andrew was destroyed by fire yesterday, but no one was harmed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Grade-Four Students To Be Tested Today. All is in place for today’s sitting of the Grade Four Literacy Test, according to the Ministry of Education… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. DPP Ready To Buck Office Of The Contractor General. Contractor General Dirk Harrison’s decision to mount a legal challenge to force the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to prefer charges against Lucea councillor Shernet Haughton in an alleged case of nepotism is a waste of time, according to DPP Paula Llewellyn… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Spiking Murder Rate Leaving Victims’ Relatives In Despair. The image of Kerry Ann Stewart’s dead beau’s face continues to haunt her memory two months after Worrel Terrelonge was gunned down by thugs in Port Morant, St Thomas… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Health Sector Out West Got Diaspora Attention. While concerns were raised in many quarters about the effectiveness of the recent Sixth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference, which was held in western Jamaica, the public health services in the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) can boast of getting some benefits… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. I Feel No Pressure – Walker. Olympic 400 metre hurdles gold medallist and World champion Melaine Walker is under no pressure of expectation as she tries to scale the heights she once achieved over the one-lap hurdles event in her new discipline, the sprint hurdles… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com