6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 12, 2012

  1. Cayman Shocker – Described As A ‘Friend Of Jamaica’, Nation Reacts To Premier’s Arrest. Embattled Cayman Islands Premier William McKeeva Bush has been described as a friend of Jamaica who took risks to ensure locals are integrated into the life of his country. Bush was scheduled to be conferred with an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree by the UCC at a commencement ceremony in Kingston tomorrow. However, on the eve of his visit to Jamaica, he was detained at his home by the Financial Crime Unit of the Royal Cayman Islands Police (RCIP). [Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  2. Report Paints Dismal Picture Of Schools – Management Weaknesses, Poor Performance Plague Several Institutions. A study conducted by the National Education Inspectorate (NEI) has unveiled worrying data that students in approximately one-third or 45 of 135 primary and secondary schools are receiving educational services rated as unsatisfactory. [Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  3. Way Clear For Sex Offenders’ Registry. Opposition Members Olivia Grange and Shahine Robinson broke ranks and voted with the Government side to pass the regulations for the sexual offenders’ registry yesterday. The regulations were not passed without intense debate, leading to a dramatic divide at the committee stage. [Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  4. Boyz Must Do Or Die. Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz, defending Caribbean Cup Champions, face the prospect of being embarrassingly dumped out of the tournament before the knockout phase, should they fail to defeat neighbours Cuba at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium tonight. [Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  5. No Long-Term Benefits From Forex Slide, Says JHTA. Senior lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of West Indies, Mona, Dr Damien King, has suggested that sectors currently earning income in foreign exchange are likely to post net gains as the Jamaican dollar continues to lose value. [Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com] [See chart at diGJamaica.com]
  6. Holiday Safety Tips For Children. Christmas is an exciting time of the year for kids. And for most adults, too! The kids are looking forward to toys, toys and more toys! While we are making their wishes come true, let us ensure that they have a safe holiday season. [Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com]