6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 16, 2014


  1. ‘Freeness Mentality’ Blamed For CSEC Exam Absenteeism. Educators have blamed a mentality of ‘freeness’ for the large percentage of students who are refusing to sit the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations that the Government pays for each year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. BOJ Power Lost – Finance Minister Stripped Of Ability To Pick Governor, Monitor Banks. The finance minister is to be stripped of the responsibility of appointing the governor of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) and will also lose the power of having direct responsibility for the monitoring of banks and other regulated financial institutions on the island… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Paulwell Signs EWI Licence … But Zacca Wants To Know More. Energy World International (EWI) has been given the official green light to supply 381MW of generating capacity to the Jamaica Public Service, using natural gas as fuel source, with the signing of the licence by Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Media Need Tighter Regulations. Insight into the future of media and regulation was provided at a Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica regulation conference at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston last week… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Too Close For Comfort – Gunmen Open Fire On Desmond McKenzie’s Bodyguards Downtown. Opposition legislator Desmond McKenzie was left rattled yesterday after the violence plaguing his west Kingston constituency in recent weeks came too close for comfort… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. CAS Cites ‘Blatant Flaws’. Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown was cleared of doping because of blatant flaws in the test-collection procedures and possible “environmental contamination” of her urine sample, sport’s highest appeals body said yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com