6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 27, 2014

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  1. College Crisis: Students Shun Teacher-Training Institutions; Administrators Say Thwaites Drove Them Away. The leadership of teachers’ colleges across the island is reporting that the number of students enrolling at these institutions “is at the worst for decades now”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Thanks But No Thanks: Diaspora Feels Dissed As FBI Officer Is Turned Down For Commish Job. The Jamaican Diaspora in the United States has signalled that its members are livid over the refusal of the Police Service Commission (PSC) to shortlist Wilfred S. Rattigan, a high-profile officer of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), for the position of commissioner of police… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Bus Fare, Electricity Rate Increase May Test Inflation Target – BOJ. The increase in bus fares, which took effect on Sunday, and the tariff for electricity requested by the Jamaica Public Service Company, could push inflation towards the upper end of the seven to nine per cent band projected by the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) for fiscal year 2014-15… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Prisoners Rack Up CSEC Passes. An inmate who gained a distinction (Grade 1) in English language and a pass (Grade 3) in mathematics in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations was the standout performer among the 35 inmates at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre in Kingston and the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre, St Catherine… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Women Innovators For Venture Capital Conference. The Development Bank of Jamaica Limited will host Venture Capital Conference 2014 at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston, on Tuesday, September 9. One of the highlights of the day is a panel discussion titled, ‘Backing Women Entrepreneurs’… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Jamaica Eyeing Record Medal Haul. Battle lines were drawn from as early as yesterday’s weigh-in for the fifth International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) World Cup, which kicks off this morning at Montego Bay’s Convention Centre… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com