6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 12, 2015

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  1. More Than 500 Acres Of Agricultural Lands Torched…Losses Could Run Into Half A Billion Dollars. The bush fires that for nearly two weeks have been sweeping across hilly sections of Mavis Bank in east rural St Andrew have already torched more than 500 acres of agricultural lands resulting in losses estimated at close to $200 million to coffee farmers alone… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Dry Spell Bedevils Farmers But Expect More Than Average Rainfall. The breadbasket Parish of St Elizabeth is currently reeling from the effects of severe drought conditions, with farmers said to be experiencing significant losses as their crops dry up in the field… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. I Won’t Give Up On My Child – Mothers Of Missing Children Share Their Plights. Jennifer Capleton has not seen her daughter in two months. It was a Sunday in March and she was at the hospital with her daughter only to discover the child had left the hospital without her knowledge… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Parliamentarians To Make Historic CCJ Vote Today. All eyes will be on Gordon House this afternoon as the nation’s parliamentarians make the historic vote on whether Jamaica should leave the United Kingdom based Privy Council… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. JAagro Could Boost Farming – Edwin Allen Boys Create Farming App, Cop 4-H Top Prize. Three teenaged Edwin Allen High School students have created a technology-based mobile application that will assist farmers in managing their farms, as well as maximising production and output based on the size of the farm and the available resources… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Mills Blasts MVP. Racers Track Club patriarch Glen Mills has come out swinging against the MVP Track Club hierarchy, blasting president Bruce James and head coach Stephen Francis for leading an attack on his organisation and one of his understudies, Jermaine Shand… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com