6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 3, 2016

Missionary Harold & His Widow

  1. Death Hangs Over Persons in Custody. The Independent Commissions of Investigations (INDECOM) has once again put on the front burner the “unacceptable” violent deaths of persons in state custody, arguing that despite comprehensive policy change, many in lock-ups are losing their lives at the hands of both agents of the State and fellow inmates… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. PM Visits Widow of Slain Missionary. Prime Minister Andrew Holness and National Security Minister Robert Montague offered their condolences and promised to clamp down on the perpetrators of violent crimes, during a visit to the home of one of the American missionaries murdered in St Mary on the weekend… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Stakeholders Advocate For Zero-Tolerance Approach To Violence Against Children.The safety and security of children was one area that reflected unanimous agreement among respondents in a Gleaner project that asked stakeholders to share their wish for Child Month. Leading the charge for a zero-tolerance approach to violence against children was Opposition Spokesperson on Youth Lisa Hanna… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. ‘Everything Is Going Well’ – Bolt Says Preparation On Song For Rio Games. As iconic Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt prepares to add to his six Olympic gold medals at the upcoming Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the 29-year-old reveals that this might be the most important year of his career.Bolt said… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. DBJ Finalises Sale of Petcom. Development Bank of Jamaica said Monday that the sale of the Petroleum Company of Jamaica (Petcom) to Phoenix Fuels & Accessories has been finalised but the transaction is still subject to closure. The sale agreement was signed Friday, April 29… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Rural Underdevelopment Strangling Hanover’s Schools. Based on research done by the National Education Inspectorate (NEI), rural underdevelopment is the main reason for declining student enrolment at several of the primary and all-age schools in Hanover that are now operating far below their carrying capacity… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com