6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 9, 2014


  1. Simpson To Appeal Ban. Sherone Simpson is to challenge her 18-month ban in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). An independent disciplinary panel yesterday banned the Olympic medallist until December 20 this year for failing a drug test for the stimulant Oxilofrine at the Jamaican National Championships on June 21, 2013… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. No DNA For Now. National security minister Peter Bunting has given the clearest indication yet that the long-promised DNA bill may not be enacted anytime soon and may not be operationalised this legislative year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Petrojam Prepares For Higher Bunkering Demand. Revenue from bunkering has flattened over the last two years and the projection for the current year is zero growth, but Petrojam said this week that it is looking farther ahead to improved in sales with the opening of the Panama Canal and other developments in the shipping industry… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Bureaucracy Bug – Trade Unionists Lament Leadership Deficit In The Country. Prominent trade unionists have distanced themselves from the bureaucracy plaguing the private sector, blaming the lacklustre performance of government agencies and departments on a chronic leadership deficit… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Education Officer Calls For Differentiation Teaching In Classrooms. Dr Owen Scott, senior visual arts education officer at the Ministry of Education, is advocating differentiation teaching in classrooms to counter the disconnect that exists between the teacher and some pupils… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. No New Taxes! Trade union leaders’ word to finance minister Dr Peter Phillips on the $539.3 billion 2014-2015 Budget tabled in the House of Representatives last Thursday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com