6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 8, 2013

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  1. Transport Sector Facing Collapse, Says Davies. Transport and Works Minister Dr Omar Davies says the public transportation sector is teetering on the brink of a collapse and requires a fare increase to prevent its demise… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. ‘Our Students Are Anaemic’ – Health Ministry Official Says Schools Need To Improve Nutrition For Children. Director of nutrition in the Ministry of Health, Sharmaine Edwards, has raised concern over the number of children in schools across the country who are anaemic… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Walking Off A Stroke – Breakthrough Discovery From Jamaican Doctor. Medical researchers at the University of the West Indies have made a breakthrough discovery in treating patients who have suffered a stroke… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Start-Ups Want Mobile Money Now. Local online start-ups want the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) to move with alacrity and implement mobile money in Jamaica, arguing that weak regulation and heavy bureaucracy have continued to hinder the viability of their businesses… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Creative Genius! Seaforth High Has The Artistic Secret. Nestled in the parish of St Thomas, below the picturesque Blue Mountains, the 42-year-old Seaforth High School has been excelling in visual and fine arts for as long as anyone there can remember… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Bolt Makes 100m Season Debut Today. The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, will run his first competitive 100m race of the 2013 season today at the second staging of the Cayman Invitational, an IAAF Area Permit Meeting to be held inside the Truman Bodden Sports Complex, Grand Cayman… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com