6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 18, 2015

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  1. PM Vows To Protect Kids. Declaring that too many children are being subjected to heart-rending violence and physical, sexual and emotional abuse, often carried out by family members and other persons they trust, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller last night reiterated her Government’s commitment to an immediate and firm response… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Party Flag Fury – Residents Angered By Political Symbols Lining Spanish Town Community. “Give us life-changing opportunities instead of life-losing battles.” That was the appeal of some residents of Spanish Town, St Catherine, bruised by relentless gang violence and, by their account, a chronic lack of economic opportunities… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. This One’s For Archer – Spelling Bee Champ Sara-Beth Intends To Make Late Coach Proud. Thirteen-year-old Sara-Beth McPherson intends to make her late coach, the Reverend Glen Archer, proud, as she confidently gears up to take on the Scripps National Spelling Bee in the United States next week… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Broadcasting Commission Has Right To Demand Cable Channel Removal – Dunn. Chairman of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ), Professor Hopeton Dunn, has moved to clear the air on suggestions that he overstepped his authority last month when he issued a directive to cable operators to cease transmission of 19 channels… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Passport Fees Set To Increase. Jamaicans interested in applying for their passports will have to pay at least $2,000 more after this week’s expected fee hike for applications… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Spencer Shines Like A Diamond At Shanghai Diamon League Meeting. It was mainly a night of woe for Jamaica’s athletes at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Shanghai Diamond League meeting yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com