6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 20, 2014

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  1. St Thomas Whiz-Kid’s Hands Not Tied By Disability. The teenage years can be a minefield, with the pressures of trying to navigate school, peer pressure, figuring out what career path to choose, cultivating friendships and developing good self-esteem… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Building Backlog – Private-Sector Interests Pressure KSAC, Parish Councils Over Plan Pileup. The island’s parish councils and the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) are moving swiftly to clear backlogs of building plans, as pressure mounts from private-sector interests… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Kingston Leading Parishes In Light Theft. Kingston, the nation’s capital, spanning 21.8 square kilometres and with a population of little more than 89,000, sticks out like a sore thumb when it comes to electricity theft… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Chinese Mend Fences With Local Sugar Interests. Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC), the owner of the Frome and Monymusk sugar factories, says it is seeing encouraging signs that its relationship with local cane suppliers and farmers is steadily improving… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Squatters No More – St Catherine Parish Council To Purchase Bus Park Site. After years of squatting on lands in Spanish Town belonging to the Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC), the St Catherine Parish Council is to purchase the site that currently hosts a bus park and taxi stand… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. YMCA Pools Reopened After $6.6m Restoration. After being closed for approximately three months, to facilitate the restoration and upgrading of its pools and changing rooms, the Kingston YMCA’s swimming programme is now back in full operation following the official reopening and dedication ceremony on May 14… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com