6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 27, 2016

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  1. Opportunity Missed – Did Jamaica Allow Usain’s Global Success To Bolt? To any fan of track and field, Usain Bolt is much more than a great athlete. He is a global icon… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Praedial Larceny Trending Down In Manchester. Most farmers in Manchester are breathing a sigh of relief as less of their produce is being pillaged by thieves… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. 83,607 Candidates To Sit CSEC And CAPE. A total of 83,607 candidates will sit examinations in the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)-administered Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) set to begin next week. The examinations will be held in 260 centres across the island… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. NSWMA Looks To Take On Regulatory Role – McKenzie. If the Government stays true to its pre-election manifesto promise, the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) will be restored to its original core mandate, which, at its inception, was to function as a regulatory body of garbage collection… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. PM Cites Three-Pronged Approach To Boost BPO. The Government will be taking a three-pronged approach in its bid to attract more investment to the local business process outsourcing (BPO) sector as part of the overall drive to make Jamaica a more attractive destination for potential investment… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. JOA Paying Close Attention To Rio Troubles. Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president Mike Fennell said they have been paying close attention to the various health and political issues affecting Brazil ahead of this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and that they were pleased with the precautions and countermeasures being taken… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com