6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 15, 2012

  1. JEEP Has Created 20,000 Jobs.  So said Minister of Transport, Dr. Omar Davies at a press conference… [read more here at Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  2. OCG Warns Cabinet Against Violating The Law.  In a special report to Parliament, the OCG reminded that refusal to provide information is a criminal offense under the Contractor General Act.  The OCG has written to Cabinet Office asking for information about North South Link of Highway 2000, the establishment of an oversight panel to oversee the award of government contracts, the liquefied natural gas (LNG) project and… [read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  3. JUTC Fare Increase Likely.  Stating he was happy with improvements at the JUTC, Minister of Transport, Dr. Omar Davies, indicated that fare increases should take effect early next year….[read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  4. Jamaican Connection. Beleaguered Premier of the Cayman Islands, William McKeeva Bush, says his attempt to improve the immigration status of Jamaicans caused a “bang up” between himself and the governor – Duncan Taylor – of the British territory… [read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  5. Thwaites Looks To Reform ASTEP.  Minister of Education, Rev. Ronald Thwaites said that ASTEP is not meeting objectives as a remedial programme for students who completed their years at the primary level of the education system without achieving mastery of the Grade Four Literacy Test. The Minister signaled his intention to reform the program…[read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  6. Digicel Foundation Donates $31M to Children’s Centre.  NAZ Children’s Centre in Montego Bay has received the funds to construct a new facility that will help special needs children receive skills training… [read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com]