6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Teachers, students not ready for PEP
  2. St Thomas blocked road reopens
  3. Shonaya Wray murder accused remanded
  4. BPO player rubbishes Byles claim
  5. $40m NWA road project in Trelawny
  6. JTA close to reclaiming properties

1. Teachers, students not ready for PEP

Dr Garth Anderson, the newly installed president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), has indicated that the nation’s teachers and students are not ready for the new Primary Exit Profile (PEP), which is slated to replace the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. St Thomas blocked road reopens

The St Thomas Police are advising motorists that the roadway along Twelve and Thirteen miles in Bull Bay is now passable. A section of the road was closed this morning following a crash by a truck. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Shanoya Wray murder accused remanded

Two people, including a former medical student at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies, will return to court on September 10 in relation to the murder of 13-year-old Shanoya Wray. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. BPO player rubbishes Byles claim

Stakeholders in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector are in agreement with businessman Richard Byles that more should be done to achieve greater economic growth, but has rubbished the notion that outsourcing only offers low paying jobs to Jamaicans. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.</a

5. $40m NWA road project in Trelawny

A $40 million drainage improvement and road rehabilitation programme by the National Works Agency (NWA) is now underway in Trelawny. The NWA says the programme is aimed at mitigating flooding in selected areas and also repairing roadways which have been damaged by recent torrential rainfall. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. JTA close to reclaiming properties

Byron Farquharson, Secretary-General of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), has said that the association is close to getting the titles for three multi-million dollar high-end houses which were bought from funds embezzled from its accounts. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.