6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 7, 2014

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  1. No To Dirty Money. An offer of a gift amounting to £500,000 (J$90 million) from a person whose source of income could not be ascertained has been flatly rejected by a popular local church leader… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Road Deaths Spike. Road traffic fatalities shot up by nearly 50 per cent between February and March this year, according to the latest data from the National Road Safety Council (NRSC)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Fixing Fees For Profit. A just-concluded study by the local think tank, Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI), has found that the income earned by banks from fees and commissions has increased significantly in many Western economies since the early 1990s… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Non-communicable Diseases Costing Ja Too Much – Minister. With more than 3,000 persons being estimated to die from cancer each year in Jamaica, Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson is calling for the country to take the fight to cancer and other non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension, more seriously… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. CVQ To Allow For Free Movement Of Certified Skilled Workers In Caribbean. The Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQ) is to become the mechanism for the free movement of certified skilled workers in the Caribbean Community, CARICOM. This is according to Dr Wayne Wesley, executive director of the HEART Trust/NTA and chairman of the Caribbean Association of National Training Agencies (CANTA). Dr Wesley was speaking at a reception hosted by the Minister of Education to mark the official launch of the 23rd general meeting of CANTA… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Fraser-Pryce Is The Greatest – Francis. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is the greatest female championships sprinter on the planet. That is the assessment of her coach Stephen Francis, who also took time to laud her ability to stay at the top of her game since she broke on the scene in 2008… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com