6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 21, 2014


  1. Un-Fare Hike – Seniors Dread 200 Per Cent Increase To Ride JUTC Buses. Seventy-five-year-old Augustus Hyman has no choice but to depend on the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) to take him to the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) for his daily medical care. But having been told that he will be required to pay a 200 per cent increase in his fare, the retiree faces the harsh reality of having to choose between meals and paying for transportation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. NEI Report: More Schools Failing. With the 2014 National Education Inspectorate (NEI) report revealing that most primary and secondary schools were failing in their education delivery, Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites said immediate and drastic intervention would be made to improve performance… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Trench Town’s Coming In From The Cold. Made famous by the lyrics of the legendary Bob Marley, western Kingston’s Trench Town has rebounded from obscurity and is poised to take another incredible journey, this time, as an official cultural landmark… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Quality Is Key Going Forward – Designers Say Sector Has Growth Potential. Even with the influx of imports from huge markets such as China, small players in the local apparel sector said it has significant potential for growth… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Fight For A United, Borderless West Kingston. Little over a week remained before the West Kingston Planning Committee (WKPC) executed its first project – a unity walk on Emancipation Day through violent hotspots in west Kingston – aimed at reducing tensions among communities… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Hyde Misses Record By A Whisker. Jamaican hurdler Jaheel Hyde came within touching distance of the World Youth Record yesterday as he booked his place in the final of the 110m hurdles set for Saturday morning at the International Olympic Committee Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com