6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 12, 2015

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  1. Opposition Leader Remains At End Of Parliamentary Caucus, Launches Campaign Project. Ending almost a week of speculation, Andrew Holness remained leader of the Opposition when he stepped out to greet supporters at the end of yesterday’s parliamentary caucus at the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Belmont Road, New Kingston, headquarters… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. $45m In Tertiary Education Grants Among Items In Public-Sector Wage Package. Tertiary-level children of some 50,000 public-sector workers are to benefit from a $45-million fund providing education grants as part of a public-sector wage agreement signed by the Government and the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU) yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. CSEC Results To Be Released Tomorrow. The Ministry of Education has confirmed that there has been a delay in the release of the results of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Community Colleges Council Wants Sixth-Form Programmes Curtailed. The increase in the number of high schools offering sixth-form programmes has become a concern for the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. PAJ Urges Respect For Press Freedom. Below is a statement from the Press Association of Jamaica regarding the RJR/Gleaner merger… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. ‘Big Teams Are Beatable’, Says Sunshine Girls Captain Nicole Aiken-Pinnock. Sunshine Girls captain Nicole Aiken-Pinnock says despite going down to their second defeat at the Netball World Cup in Australia, to New Zealand in their Pool E qualification round opener yesterday, they walked away from the game knowing that the top teams are not unbeatable… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com