6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 14, 2015

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  1. Firefighters’ Resources Depleted, Will Have To Watch Fires Burn. Resources employed to combat the Mavis Bank inferno are running at an all-time low, as the raging flames show no sign of retreating… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Negligent Parents Of Abused Children Being Targeted. Negligent parents of abused children are being targeted in a new-look legislation that proposes to put more bite in the battle against cruelty to the young and vulnerable… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Man Charged With Abduction And Sexual Intercourse With 14-Year-Old Offered Bail In Court. The man, who was nabbed by the police in connection to the 14-year-old girl, who claimed she was kidnapped and forced into prostitution with other girls, was offered bail in the sum of $150,000 when he appeared before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. JLP To Tell The People About Its Plans For The Economy. Opposition Leader Andrew Holness said the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) will be launching a series of public discussions to advise the people about the thinking of the party’s Economic Advisory Council on the way forward for the country… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Jamaica In Soil-Health Crisis (Part 1) – Advocate Bemoans Government’s Inaction. Mark Brooks, St Elizabeth farmer and agriculturist, is again calling on the Government to put in place methods to restore Jamaica’s soil health, which he said is one of the poorest in the world… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Carter Ready For Doha Test. Fresh off last week’s season-opening 9.98 seconds at the Jamaica International Invitational, Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter is hoping to continue his positive start to the season at tomorrow’s International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) IAAF Diamond League curtain-raiser at the Qatar Sports Club… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com