6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 30, 2014


  1. Boys Abused In Silence. A senior official of Women Incorporated in western Jamaica has decried the cloak of silence that results in many cases of sexual and physical abuse against boys going unreported in the society… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Top-10 Finish For Tajaun. The Gleaner’s Children’s Own Spelling Bee champion Tajaun Gibbison finished in the top 10 of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. last night, coming out ahead of 271 other competitors from the United States and around the world… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Women Accused Of Using Bodies As ‘Bargaining Chips’ – Research. New research highlighting the correlation between gender and corruption has found that the most common difference in how men and women experience corruption is through sexual exploitation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Energy Team’s Duties To Be Revealed Soon. Nearly one month after announcing Dr Vin Lawrence as the head of an implementation team to drive Jamaica’s base-load energy project, the Cabinet has not yet pinned down the exact duties the six-member team will be required to execute… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. JFJ Says Lisa Is Wrong On Its Advocacy Strategies. Minister of Youth and culture Lisa Hanna’s recent press release on Jamaicans for Justice’s (JFJ’s) advocacy on children at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and overall advocacy on the rights of children contains misleading inaccuracies that require clarification… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Swiss Test For Reggae Boyz. Fired-up Jamaica will aim to build on a brave but losing effort against Serbia when the Reggae Boyz face World Cup-bound Switzerland today in a friendly football international… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com