6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 16, 2015

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  1. Mario Deane’s Mom Sues State. Mercia Frazer, the mother of Mario Deane, a 31-year-old construction worker, who died as a result of a brutal beating while in police custody, has filed a lawsuit against the Government… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Few Think Government Performing Well, Poll Finds. With high unemployment, a lethal crime wave and a sickly public-health system overshadowing the Government’s efforts to rescue the economy, more than half of Jamaicans have given the Portia Simpson Miller administration a failing grade… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Violence And The Exorbitant Cost To Taxpayers – Study To Serve As Reference For Establishing Prevention Programmes. A 24-year-old male, who had no chronic illnesses and was gainfully employed, got involved in a fight and was chopped on the chest and arms then rushed to a hospital in a taxi… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. US Non-Profit Urges Jamaicans Who Travelled For Temporary Jobs To Sue Former Employers. Arguing that approximately 275 Jamaicans who work under the seasonal workers’ programme in the United States are due about J$77,000 each per year for expenses incurred in travelling to the North American country in order to work, a non-profit organisation has filed a lawsuit seeking to have a former employer pay over the monies… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Have A Second Look At Jamaica – Private-Sector Leaders Urge Diaspora To Invest In Country. Buoyed by the positive impact of initiatives to strengthen the economic framework, local private-sector leaders are encouraging Jamaicans in the diaspora to invest in Jamaica. They are also encouraging young Jamaicans who have migrated to return home to seek out opportunities… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Free-Scoring St George’s To Outclass Excelsior. Defending ISSA-FLOW Walker Cup champions St George’s College will be looking to brush aside Excelsior High when the two schools meet in today’s opening quarter-final match at the Constant Sprint Complex at 1 PM… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com