Your news in a nutshell
- Thompson, Fraser-Pryce for JAAA Trials
- Students sail through first PEP mock exam
- 1000 CCTVs to be installed by year-end
- June 29 deadline for voter transfer application
- Sygnus Credit gains 30% in a day
- Gustazo’s making waves in hospitality
President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, said sprinters Elaine Thompson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Yohan Blake have confirmed their participation in this weekend’s National Senior Athletics Championships. The Senior Championships, which will run alongside the National Junior Athletics Championships, will be held at the National Stadium from June 21-24. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
Grade five students at Calabar Infant, Primary and Junior High, as well as Winward Road Primary schools, emerged from day one of the national mock exam of the performance task component of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) with mixed reactions. “It was very easy. At first I thought it would be hard, because everyone made it seem like it is hard to do, but I found it easy,” said Yoland Robinson of Windward Road after completing the language arts exam. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
The Government is to install 1,000 closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) in strategic locations islandwide by year-end. The CCTVs will be integrated in the monitoring system of the ‘JamaicaEye’ initiative by the Ministry of National Security. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is reminding registered voters that the deadline to apply for a transfer of voter registration is next week Friday, June 29. Applications submitted by June 29 will be completed for the voters’ list to be published on November 30, 2018. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
Sygnus Credit Investments, which listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) this morning, gained 30 per cent to close at $16.90. Roughly 51,680 units of the stock traded on Monday with the final trade at $16. The stock will open with sellers asking for $16 and buyers bidding at $15.02 tomorrow. Sygnus Credit issued 184.3 million shares priced at J$13.72 and US$0.11. The market capitalisation totalled $3.13 billion as at Monday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
Since its explosion on the local scene in 2015, Gustazos has developed an enviable reputation for providing top deals on its e-commerce platform across various sectors. However, according to Chief Executive Officer Carlos Villares, Gustazos has been creating waves primarily in the restaurant and tourism industries. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.