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


  1. Education Ministry Slams Schools For Mock Exam Fees. The principals of primary schools who have imposed fees of between $1,300 and $4,000 on students preparing to sit the mock exam for the Grade Four Achievement Test have been rebuked sharply and instructed by the Ministry of Education to return the money… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Daryl Vaz Freed Of Corruption Charges. “Who God bless, no man curse!” That is what a beaming Daryl Vaz, opposition parliamentarian, declared yesterday shortly after he was freed of breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Trelawny’s Multi-Billion Dollar Water System Unveiled. The Government is projecting that some J$6.5 billion will be spent on upgrading water supply in Trelawny, ultimately resulting in 93 per cent of the parish’s population being supplied by 2030… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaicans Still Religious. A leading figure in the local church community has described as “hardly surprising” the findings of a Gleaner-commissioned jobs-to-be-done survey, conducted by pollster Bill Johnson, which has indicated that the vast majority of Jamaicans consider themselves to be, at worst, mildly religious… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. WADA President Set For JA Visit. The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Sir Craig Reedie, will be arriving in the island on February 20, 2015 on an official visit at the invitation of the President of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), Michael Fennell. He will be accompanied by his wife, Lady Rosemary… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Kingston Book Festival 2015 Starts March 1. Celebrating the idea that a book is a passport to the world, no visa required, the 2015 edition of the Kingston Book Festival (KBF) is set to take place under the theme, ‘Opening Doors’ from March 1-7… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com