6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 12, 2014

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  1. More Kids Being Forced Into Sex Trade By Families. The increasing number of teenage girls and boys being forced into a life of prostitution to help support their families has raised a renewed cause for alarm. Social workers said they were now seeing a higher percentage of families using girls, and sometimes boys, to supplement the family income by trading them for sex… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Crashed Car Clampdown – Customs Issues Warning To Importers Seeking To Breach Motor-Vehicle Policy. An increase in the importation of damaged vehicles has triggered a crackdown by the Jamaica Customs Agency, which has declared it is taking steps to stem breaches of its system… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. EU Glad To See Ja’s Economy Recovering. Jamaica can learn from the economic reforms undertaken by member states of the European Union in recent years and which are beginning to bear fruit, according to Ambassador Paola Amadei, head of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Tertiary Institutions Should Stop Duplication – Johnston. A senior adviser in the Ministry of Education is calling for tertiary institutions across the region to consider rationalising certain aspects of their operations, as soon they will become untenable… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Bamboo Breakthrough. With two consecutive years of higher yields, Odean Blake, a 65-year-old yam farmer from Allsides, close to Wait-A-Bit, Trelawny, is happy with his treated bamboo yam sticks. Not only do the treated bamboo yam sticks produce higher yields, they last longer than the traditional common sticks. So satisfied is he with the results that Blake told The Gleaner the new sticks are “the best thing that ever happened to farmers”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Montego Bay United March Into RSPL Final. Montego Bay United (MBU) stopped Harbour View FC 1-0 in their second-leg semi-final match at Wespow Park yesterday to advance to the final of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com