6 Things You Need To Know Today- May 4, 2016

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  1. Worker Exodus – Salary Review Speeds Up As Key Staff Quit Ministry Jobs. The Andrew Holness administration has committed to continuing a review of the compensation policy in the public sector even as there are growing concerns about an increasing number of professionals in critical state entities that are leaving these positions in droves to take up jobs in the private sector or to migrate…. Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Missionaries Were Shot, One Chopped – Simpson Miller And Baptist Union Condemn Murders. Autopsies on the bodies of the two American missionaries who were murdered in St Mary last weekend revealed that Randy Hentzel died of a gunshot wound and Harold Nichols of chop and gunshot wounds…. Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Jamaica Lags In Beer Consumption – Red Stripe Brewery Plans To Convert Rum Drinkers. Desnoes & Geddes Limited, which trades as Red Stripe Jamaica, will strive to “responsibly” increase the “frequency” of drinking among adults, which the brewery says is pretty low relative to markets in the hemisphere… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Festival Queen Parish Coronations Begin. As the journey towards crowning the 2016 Miss Jamaica Festival Queen begins, the competition will host coronations at the parish level throughout the month of May… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Dr Alfred Dawes: Red Tape Choking Health Care – Bureaucracy Negatively Impacting Well-Being Of The Nation. The more you get involved with different aspects of the health care system, the more you appreciate the comedy of errors that is the Jamaican bureaucracy. Inherited from Great Britain – a nation that ruled colonies of hundreds of millions of inhabitants, thousands of miles away, with a multitude of local middle managers – our system of administration has not evolved to suit the needs of an island of a mere 2.7 million people…. Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Sky’s The Limit For McLeod – Graham. The early-season form of Omar McLeod has one of his former high-school coaches thinking about the world record. Raymond Graham, who coached McLeod in 2013 at Kingston College (KC), says McLeod’s early speed will help chase Aries Merritt’s four-year-old 110-metre hurdles record of 12.80 seconds… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com