6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 13, 2013


  1. Thwaites Unhappy With Marginal CSEC Results Improvements. Education Minister Ronald Thwaites says he is still not pleased with the performance of Jamaican students in the Caribbean Examination Council’s (CXC) Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams, despite an increase in passes in 25 of the 35 subject areas… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Review Planned For Teacher Training To Avert Math Crisis. The level of passes in this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams have indicated that students across the country are still struggling with mathematics… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Supreme Court Won’t Apply Pressure For FINSAC Report. The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that it did not have the power to compel the FINSAC commissioners to produce an interim report… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. I’m Back For The Streets – Ivan – Tough Talking Cop Returns To Clean Up Downtown Kingston. Back on the job after 41 days of recuperating from a gunshot wound, Special Sergeant Christopher ‘Ivan’ Smith is warning criminals preying on people in downtown Kingston that he is determined to take back the streets… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Demolition: Fraser-Pryce Fights Through Pain For Convincing World Champs 100m Victory. She spent most of the build-up to her latest success crying in pain and questioning herself. But when it mattered most, there was no stopping Jamaica’s ‘Pocket Rocket’, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, as she made a joke of what was supposed to be one of the most competitive races at the 2013 IAAF World Championships of Athletics… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. This Is Just Another Obstacle – Spencer. Leading Jamaican female 400m hurdler, Kaliese Spencer, says she is doing fine after being disqualified during the heats at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics at the Luzhniki Stadium… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com