6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 11, 2015


  1. Grandparents Cannot Cope – Frustrated Guardians Of ‘Barrel Children’ Want To Hand Over Responsibility To CDA. The Child Development Agency (CDA) has been flooded in recent times with calls from grandparents of ‘barrel children’ who are pleading for the State to remove them from their care… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Nursing Calamity – Specially Trained Nurses Leaving Jamaica In Droves. The ailing public health sector could be hauled into intensive care as scores of specially trained nurses have been leaving Jamaica for higher-paying jobs overseas… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Youth Ministry Not Ready To Ban Corporal Punishment. The Ministry of Youth and Culture is still not ready to outlaw corporal punishment for children, even though psychologists say the act makes children more violent… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Aging State Wards To Get Transitional Home. Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna has announced that plans are in place for the construction of a transitional home for wards of the State, who have to leave state homes at age 18 but have nowhere else to go… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. PC Banks Worries Worsen – Shaw Demands Auditor General’s Intervention As Non-Performing Loans Skyrocket. The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) has written off more than $1 billion in loans to National People’s Co-operative Bank (NPCB), which could lose its operating licence by August 5… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. ‘I Don’t Even Care About The Time’ – Crowd Reception Overwhelms Asafa And Team. More than 25,000 people broke into rapturous prolonged cheers as Asafa Powell sped across the finish line to win in the men’s 100 metres at the Jamaica International Invitational at the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday night… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com