6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 5, 2015

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  1. Child Allegedly Locked In House And Forced To Have Sex With Men; Burned When She Refused. After being missing for four weeks, a girl attending a prominent Corporate Area high school tells a chilling tale of being abducted and forced into prostitution, which could give some insight into where some of 4,394 children that have gone missing between January 2013 and March 2015 might be ending up… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Jamaica Leading The Region In Attending To Missing Children Problem – International Expert On Children. Jamaica is leading the region in sustainable mechanisms that have been implemented to deal with the issue of missing children, an international expert on missing and exploited children has revealed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Young Drivers Barred From Drinking. Novice drivers could face stiff prosecutions if their blood alcohol levels exceed 0.01 per cent, a move which is aimed at reducing road crashes… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Jamaica’s Economy Is Poised To Experience Some Growth – Chung. Many developing countries like Jamaica face particular challenges that make it difficult for them to stimulate and sustain economic growth. But Dennis Chung, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), is confident that Jamaica’s economy is now poised to experience some growth… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. FIX IT: Raw Sewage Still Flows. Almost four years after residents of downtown Kingston were promised that plans by the National Water Commission (NWC) to construct a new waste-water pump station on Darling Street to solve the problem of raw sewage flowing on the streets nothing has changed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Controversy Surrounds Fraser-Pryce’s World Relays Pull-Out. With Jamaica’s solid showing at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays coming amidst reports of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce being pulled from the meet after an ultimatum was not met, technical leader Maurice Wilson called for greater unity… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com