6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 22, 2015


  1. Justice Not Blind – West Kingston Woman Awarded $50m After Security Forces’ Bullet Robbed Her Of Sight. A WestKingston woman has been awarded close to $50 million in damages almost 14 years after a bullet, believed to have been fired by a member of the security forces, left her blind in both eyes during the 2001 police-military operation in her community… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Road At Last! – Rio Grande Valley To Get Major Infrastructure Projects. After years of being in a state of disrepair, the Rio Grande Valley in Portland is to see major repairs to the roadway under the Chinese-funded Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Gov’t Makes International Commitment To Reduce Violence Against Women, Gays. A senior legislator in the Portia Simpson Miller administration revealed yesterday that he has adopted a multi-ministerial approach to protect the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Sara-Beth Is Prepared, Hanif Brown. Although Hanif Brown will not be able to accompany his charge, Sara-Beth McPherson, to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in the United States next week, he is confident he has done all he can to prepare her to do her best… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Passport Hike Pushed Back. As chaos reigned at offices of the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) across the island yesterday, the Government announced it has pushed back the implementation of its new fee structure to June 1… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Big T&T Test For MoBay United. Highly rated Trinidadian club W Connection will launch their bid for their fourth Caribbean Football Union Club Championship title when they do battle in the semi-finals of the tournament starting here today… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com