6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 1, 2015

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  1. Citizens’ Rights Safe With DNA Act, Says Bunting. National Security Minister Peter Bunting yesterday remained adamant that the Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Evidence Act 2015, tabled in Parliament Wednesday, will not violate citizens’ constitutional rights… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. 12-Y-O Appeals To Prime Minister To Protect Kids From Car Crashes. A 12-year-old student yesterday made an impassioned plea to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller to help stem the number of children killed each year in motor-vehicle crashes across the island… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. New ATI Act To Be Tabled And Passed This Parliamentary Year. Minister with responsibility for information Sandrea Falconer has dismissed assertions by her opposition counterpart Olivia Grange that the Government was reluctant to table amendments to the Access to Information Act (ATI)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Countdown To Scripps Spelling Bee. Thirteen-year-old Holy Childhood High student Sara-Beth McPherson will be among 284 spellers from around the world vying for the title of 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion, when the competition kicks off on May 24 in the United States… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Jamaican Gas Station Owners Launch FESCO Petroleum Marketing Company. Five gas station owners have banded together to form their own marketing company and retail chain, which is already doing business under the banner of FESCO… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Take Back The 4x400m! – Jamaica Will Dominate The Mile Relay Again, Says Cameron. A flag-bearer of Jamaica’s rich heritage in the quarter-mile, Bertland ‘Bert’ Cameron, has lauded the IAAF Word Relays, which gets under way tomorrow in Nassau, Bahamas, and has sounded the warning that Jamaica is poised to return to its position as Caribbean standard-bearers in the 4x400m relay… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com