6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 7, 2015

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  1. Two Children Disappear, One Said Abducted. For more than a day, Phaedra Martin, the six-year-old who was reportedly abducted in Tuesday’s brazen midday attack on Ransford Avenue in St Andrew, remains missing… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Hanna: Our Society Has Lost Its Soul. Youth Minister Lisa Hanna has challenged Jamaicans to be more involved in the fight to stamp out instances of violence and sexual abuse against children, stating that efforts to positively impact the lives of the country’s young will amount to zero “if parents and communities don’t wake up and speak up”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. We Are Not Beggars – Brown. A claim by Opposition Spokesman on Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Edmund Bartlett that Jamaica should steer away from its “overtly mendicant” approach to development was quickly challenged on the floor of Parliament yesterday by Junior Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Arnaldo Brown during his contribution to the Sectoral Debate… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Call Elections Now, Says McKenzie. Despite repeated calls from Audley Shaw, the opposition spokesman on finance that there should be no elections until the voters’ list is cleaned up, Desmond McKenzie, another member of the parliamentary opposition, is pushing for the local government polls to be called… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Sectoral Debate: Health Records To Put In Electronic Format. A system to digitise health records and have them accessible on an electronic platform is being piloted in Jamaica’s health sector… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Netball World Cup’s gold Medal Achievable – Bernard. Marva Bernard, president of Netball Jamaica (NJ), is talking up the Sunshine Girls’ chances of winning the Netball World Cup… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com