6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 4, 2015


  1. Number Of Missing Children Down By 10%. Greig Smith, registrar at the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR), says there was a 10 per cent reduction in the number of missing children in 2014. He said the reduction was achieved by the OCR working closely with a number of state agencies, including the Jamaica Constabulary Force… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Diaspora Vote Not On The Cards…For Now. In light of recent discourse around the rights of eligible Jamaicans in the diaspora to vote, Arnaldo Brown, state minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign trade, is seeking to make it clear that migration is not a basis for disqualification from the voters’ list… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Jamaica Land World Relays Double. Jamaica’s two biggest stars, Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, sat out the action. But that did not stop a strong final day performance for Jamaica, which claimed two gold medals to close out the 2015 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays inside the Thomas A Robinson Stadium last night… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Double Tragedy – Shooting Of Cop, Suicide Of Colleague Leave St Ann In Mourning. Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) in St Ann were yesterday left mourning the loss of two of their colleagues when a constable was apparently driven to suicide after killing his close friend… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. UWI Working With China To Establish Campus In Beijing. Even before officially taking office as the vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Sir Hilary Beckles has already inked an agreement to set up a campus outpost of the regional university in Beijing, China… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Diaspora Conference More Than A Talk Shop – Brown. The bill for the upcoming Sixth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference has been estimated at $50 million, a cost which Arnaldo Brown, state minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign trade, says is a worthwhile spend when compared to the benefits to be gained from the event… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com