6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 17, 2013


  1. ‘I Give Up!’ – Some Parents No Longer Care About Their Runaway Children. Thousands of children have gone missing across the island over the years – more than 1,000 between January and November 2012 alone. Today, National Children’s Day, 150 of them remain missing and, while the parents of some are agonising over their children, others have stopped caring and are glad to get rid of the ‘burden’… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Cops To Be Charged For Schoolgirl’s Murder. The Director of Public Prosecutions has ruled that three policemen must be charged with the murder of 16-year-old schoolgirl Vanessa Kirkland… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. New High Schools For Trelawny, Portland. Some 450 students in Trelawny and Portland could by September have their names carved in history as being the first set of secondary school students to take their places at Avocat and Bellview high schools… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Thwaites Calls For Flexibility On Study Leave. Education minister Ronald Thwaites has appealed to teachers for flexibility as he seeks to lead a revision of the Code of Regulations that govern the sector… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Court Sets Oct 25 Date To Hand Down Decision In Digicel/Claro Case. The Court of Appeal is to hand down its decision on October 25 as to whether the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) has the authority to intervene in the Digicel/Claro merger… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. More Than 40 Top Golfers Invited To National Trials. More than 40 of Jamaica’s top golfers have been invited to participate in the national trials, which will take place at the Caymanas Golf & Country Club from June 6-9. A new feature for 2013 is the Elite Squad, comprising of Jamaica’s créme de la créme, that has been in training since the beginning of the tournament year, which commenced in April… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com