6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 15, 2014

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  1. Politicians Have A Hand In Jamaica’s Crime Problem – Bunting. National Security Minister Peter Bunting on Tuesday urged fellow politicians to “acknowledge our contribution” to Jamaica’s crime problem, saying the country’s chances of reversing the crime epidemic will only be achieved through changing attitudes and behaviours… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Job Overload At Labour Ministry. The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has been found to have breached the Civil Service Establishment Act by employing more persons than is provided for under the act, which dictates the number and types of posts within government entities… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. D-Day For SSP Forbes. Senior Superintendent of Police James Forbes is to hear today the penalty he will pay following his conviction on May 9… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Power Play: Politicians To Join JPS In Fight Against Electricity Theft. Julian Robinson, state minister in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, has been assigned to lead a task force to engage politicians to take the fight to electricity thieves, even as the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) warned that it remained determined to rid its grid of the scourge… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Coal Could Fuel Bauxite Sector To Bright Future – Experts Say Restructuring Could Guarantee Big Export Buck. Local bauxite industry experts have expressed confidence in the revival of the sector, but say this will hinge heavily on the successful implementation of plans for the installation of modern coal-fired energy solutions to power refineries… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. ‘The Beast’ Ready To Unleash. Yohan Blake is ready to run fast, really fast. Revealing that ‘The Beast’, as he is called, has been caged for too long, Blake said he is desperate to be unleashed. The 2012 double Olympic silver medallist was speaking at the adidas Grand Prix Diamond League press conference in New York on Tuesday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com