6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 2, 2015

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  1. Degrees In Limbo. Dozens of environmental health students in the final phase of their four-year programme at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) are in danger of not graduating in November or receiving their certification. This is because of a disagreement between the institution and the Ministry of Health about how their mandatory internship will be funded… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Basket To Carry Water: First-Time MP Desmond McKenzie Laments The Treatment Of His Constituency. Although not a newcomer to representational politics, having spent decades at the local government level, Desmond McKenzie’s first term as a member of parliament has cemented, in his mind, something he always believed – the West Kingston constituency is being politically stifled in just about all spheres… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. The Cost And Value Of West Kgn Commission Of Enquiry. The cost of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry has now taken away the focus from the conduct and proceedings and placed it on economics… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Trelawny Eyes Tax Collection Contest Win. With just over 70 per cent property tax compliance, Local Government Minister Noel Arscott has revealed that Trelawny could win the 2014-2015 property tax compliance competition and a prize of $5 million… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Carter Lays Plan For Return To Bird’s Nest. Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter is looking to brush aside the disappointments of last season, as he looks ahead to the place where it really all started for him – Beijing… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Stirring Stephens, Terrific Tappin, Mediocre Mariah. A downpour on Friday’s second night of the 2015 Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium had many patrons scampering for shelter or huddling under umbrellas, as closing act Morgan Heritage took the musical reins from American songstress Mariah Carey… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com