6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 16, 2013

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  1. Cops Target Assets – Investigators Eye $300m In High-End Properties Thought To Be Proceeds Of Cocaine Trade. Armed with legislation under the Proceeds of Crime Act, plus intelligence provided by their overseas counterparts, the Financial Investigations Division (FID) has targeted more than $300-million worth of high-end properties in western Jamaica, which investigations suggest were acquired through an international drug and money-laundering network… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20130516/lead/lead1.html
  2. Not Grooming Gays – Thwaites Urges Tolerance And Love For Homosexuals; Says No To Condoms In Schools. Eight months after withdrawing a controversial textbook from the education system, portfolio Minister Ronald Thwaites has announced that it is to be reintroduced… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20130516/lead/lead6.html
  3. Labour Day Project To Cost $4m. This year’s national Labour Day project will be the Port Maria Infirmary in St Mary, which will be refurbished at a cost of $4 million… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20130516/lead/lead3.html
  4. KSAC, Handcart Men Agree On Registration Fee. Handcart men operating in downtown Kingston are ‘riding’ with the $3,000 registration fee they will be required to pay, that is, if the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) read their pulse correctly… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20130516/news/news3.html
  5. Ananda Alert To Be Displayed On Billboards, Public Transportation. Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna has said that technology and social media will play an integral role in an enhanced Ananda Alert system… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20130516/news/news1.html
  6. Portland, St Andrew Set To Battle For Title. One of track and field’s intense rivalries is set to unfold today at the 30th staging of the 2013 JTA/Sagicor National Primary, All- Age and Junior High Schools Athletic Championships at the National Stadium… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20130516/sports/sports1.html