6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 14, 2014

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  1. Lock-Up Audit – Minister Orders Islandwide Review Of Persons In Police Custody. The brutal beating death of Mario Deane has triggered a nationwide audit of all persons now in police lock-ups… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Gun Licence Requests Triple. With just under six hundred murders reported since the start of the year, there are signs that Jamaicans are rushing in droves to arm themselves with licensed firearms… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Local MSMEs Grow Under Direct Assistance Grant Scheme. Some of the local micro small and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs) which are beneficiaries from the recently-introduced Direct Assistance Grant Scheme (DAGS), provided by the Caribbean Export Development Agency, have lauded the initiative, insisting that the funding has allowed them to improve productivity… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Multimillion $ Ganja Investment In Works. Canadian businessman Raymond Grant is in the island representing the interests of a group of North American investors, who, it is said, are poised to make a multimillion-dollar investment in medical ganja as soon as government grants the green light… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Thwaites: English Needs Greater Improvement. Although there was a marginal two per cent increase in passes in English A in this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations, Education Minister Ronald Thwaites said significant work needs to be done to improve students’ performance in the subject… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Russell To The Rescue – All-Rounder Powers Ja Past T&T Red Steel. A brilliant late order batting performance from André Russell secured victory for the Jamaica Tallawahs in the first play-off in this year’s Limacol Caribbean Premier League… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com