6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 17, 2015


  1. $5m For Lost Toes – State Ordered To Pay After Toddler’s Digits Amputated In Health Centre Mishap. Michael Passley was only 18 months old when, in July 2006, he was taken to the State-run Morant Bay Health Centre in St Thomas to be treated for a skin rash… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. CSEC Results Show True Picture Of Science Education – UWI Lecturer. A scientist at the University of the West Indies (UWI) is arguing that the decline in performance in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) science subjects was not unexpected given the poor state of science and science education in the country… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. RGD Sets Sights On Profitability. Struggling to meet its financial targets over the last seven years, the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) says it has started to rebound and is now aiming to change its net income from a position of loss to profit… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Hayles To Challenge DK Duncan – Western Hanover MP Ready To Lead Region Six. Two-time member of parliament Ian Hayles declared on Saturday that contrary to the wishes of some influential members of the People’s National Party (PNP)’s hierarchy, he will be challenging incumbent Dr D.K. Duncan for the leadership of the party’s Region 6… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. What’s In A Name? Article seven of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child stipulates that every child shall be registered immediately after birth and shall have the right from birth to a name… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Co-Captain Asafa Powell Looking To Lead Jamaica Team By Example. Newly appointed co-captain, Asafa Powell, says he is honoured with the appointment and is looking to lead by example at the fast-approaching IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com