6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 15, 2016

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  1. Extortion Capital – Criminals Rake In More Than $1 Million A Day In Spanish Town. Criminals are raking in an estimated $1.5 million per day from a major extortion racket in the commercial district of Spanish Town, St Catherine, and the business community is warning that there could be hundreds of job losses if the relevant authorities do not fix the problem once and for all… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Jamaica Hoping To Be World Leader In Medical Marijuana. The Government intends to pull out all the stops to make Jamaica a world leader on the medical uses of marijuana… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. 119 Dilemma. Emergency calls to the police 119 number are sometimes redirected to a separate call centre, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has revealed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Unreliable NSWMA Service Leads To Burning In Portland. The shortage of water continues to plague several communities across Portland, which is renowned for its high rate of rainfall. Amid that, the chronic problem of improper garbage disposal, including by burning, is becoming an even greater concern… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Out Of Service … Schools Abandon Defective Metal Detectors. Several schools across the island have indicated that the metal detectors received from the Ministry of Education are defective… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Time To Shine In Doha. The hunt for the richest pot in international track and field gets going today and what better place to start than the deep-pocketed Emirate state of Qatar, where five Jamaicans will line up in the latest staging of the Doha Diamond League… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com