6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1.  84 public entities to be merged, closed, divested
  2. Zero-tolerance to PPV tints continues
  3. Big changes for education system
  4. Green light for 3 ganja farmers
  5. Student athletes fear screening
  6. Organ harvesting rumours untrue – Montague

1. 84 public entities to be merged, closed, divested

Finance Minister, Audley Shaw, has indicated that 84 public entities are to be merged, closed or divested as part of the Government’s ongoing rationalisation of the public service. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Zero-tolerance to PPV tints continues

The police are reporting that they have already seized the registration plates of some public passenger vehicle (PPV) drivers who have not been complying with the raft of anti-tinting guidelines issued on Monday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

Education Minister Ruel Reid

3. Big changes for education system

At a press briefing yesterday, where the ministry gave its one-year overview, Chief Education Oofficer Grace McLean outlined several modifications to existing assessments at the primary and secondary levels. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Green light for 3 ganja farmers

Three applicants for permits to cultivate and process marijuana have been granted conditional approval by the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA). Two small cultivators for less than an acre of land and a third for a small processing facility received conditional approval in early January. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Student athletes fear screening

Consultant Cardiologist of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, Dr Marilyn Lawrence-Wright, says many athletes are shying away from being screened because of the fear that they might be dropped from their teams. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Organ harvesting rumours untrue – Montague

National Security Minister, Robert Montague, is describing as entirely false the information circulating on social media alleging that persons are being abducted and killed so their organs can be harvested and sold. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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