6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 13, 2014

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  1. Cops Grounded – Six Officers Interdicted, Two Civilians Face Court As Investigations Continue Into Mario Deane’s Death. With two civilians charged with the death of Mario Deane scheduled to appear in court today, head of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), Terrence Williams, has signalled that the policemen who were on duty at the time could be charged with negligence… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Non-Traditional Schools Make Big Jump In CSEC Mathematics. Hard work, dedication, and tremendous personal sacrifice are being credited for three non-traditional high schools making a big jump in performance in mathematics in this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Diaspora Angered By ‘No Foreigner’ Comments In Commish Search. A pronouncement by the parliamentary Opposition that it would not support the appointment of a foreigner as the country’s next police commissioner has angered members of the diaspora community in the United States… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Chikungunya Shows Up At UWI. The University of the West Indies (UWI) has reported that a case of the Chikungunya virus has been identified on its Mona campus in St Andrew… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. IMF Warns Against Reform Fatigue. Recent data suggest that a gradual economic recovery is underway in Jamaica, but risks to the four-year programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) remain high because of, among other things, the possibility of reform fatigue… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Do Or Die!Tallawahs In Must-Win CPL Clash Against Red Steel. Jamaica Tallawahs will seek to put their miserable recent form behind them when they play the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel in a do-or-die confrontation, in the first semi-final of the Limacol Caribbean Premier League at Warner Park, St Kitts today… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com