6 Things You Need To Know Today: March 18, 2013

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  1. Stop Killing Kids – Social Worker Pleads With Jamaicans To Talk, Not Fight.  Noting that she and her team were fed up with having to respond to the violent deaths of children, a senior social worker and member of the Peace Management Initiative (PMI) yesterday pleaded with residents in and around Allman Town in Kingston to “hold it down”…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com (Image Above: Pall-bearers carry the coffin containing the body of four-year-old Rushawn Burford from The Salvation Army Church on Prince of Wales Street in Kingston yesterday)
  2. Montague Wants Property Tax Increase Delayed.  Opposition senator Robert Montague on Friday moved a motion in the upper house for the increase in property tax be delayed until September 1…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Mair Demands Details On Light-Bulb Project.  Opposition spokesman for Industry, Commerce and Energy, Gregory Mair, is calling for Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell to present in Parliament on Tuesday details of his recently announced planned reintroduction of the controversial Cuban light-bulb project…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. UNWTO Welcomes Travel Facilitation Measures By Jamaica.  The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has welcomed Jamaica’s decision to waive visa requirements for European nationals from Russia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine visiting the Caribbean nation for up to 30 days…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Genesis Academy – Creating A New Future For The Disabled.  Enrolled students ranging from 12-25 in age at Genesis Academy on South Camp Road in Kingston are now benefiting from the development of a new play area and sporting facilities – their first exposure to structured recreation and learning through play…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner
  6. Coaches Rally Calabar For 23rd Champs Win.  They started Saturday’s final day of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships in third place, but as assistant coach Omar Hawes revealed, Calabar’s 23rd hold on the Mortimer Geddes trophy was the work of determination and a gripping team meeting…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com