6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 14, 2014


  1. Schools Transformed – Centres Of Excellence Initiative Institutions Showing Vast Improvement. “I stand here as a student with 11 CXC’s (Caribbean Examination Council), nine CAPE units (Caribbean Advance Proficiency Examination) and a proud graduate of a non-traditional high school,” declared Penda Honeyghan, who was speaking at a ceremony where the findings of an evaluation report into a project to assist schools was unveiled on Saturday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Power For The Poor – JPS Proposes Plan To Give Cheaper Utilities To Residents Of Low-Income Communities. Struggling to deal with the problem of electricity theft, the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is proposing a scheme that could see residents of depressed communities having access to utilities for a small fee… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Phone Thieves Bypassing Security Systems. Blocking the International Mobile Equipment Identification (IMEI) of a smart phone reported stolen was once thought to be an effective measure to deter phone thieves. However this has changed in recent years as criminals have found new ways to circumvent the security system in Jamaica.In many cases, disarming a phone’s IMEI mechanism – which the police say is similar to the chassis number of a motor vehicle – is as easy as taking the phone to a street-side technician, many of whom charge as little as $2,000 for their services… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Transport Operators Threaten Court Action Against JUTC. Transport operators say they will not withdraw their services as was expected today despite their opposition to the reforms by the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Pressure On Paulwell – Private Sector Groups Demand Minister State Position On Disbanding EMC. Energy minister Phillip Paulwell is facing demands that he state his position on the future of the Energy Monitoring Committee (EMC), which The Sunday Gleaner yesterday reported is to be disbanded… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Hat-Trick Of Relay Wins For Calabar. Fresh off their national team title two weeks ago at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships, the impressive form of the Michael Clarke-coached Calabar High School continued on Saturday at the UTech Classic at the National Stadium… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com