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


  1. Bunting Gives Cops Thumbs Up For Big Drop In Serious Crimes. Members of the police force have come in for much commendation from Minister of National Security Peter Bunting for what he described as their strong performance in fighting crime over the past year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Irregularities Push Ministry To Tighten Up On SBAs. The Ministry of Education has revealed it will this month implement stricter guidelines for the management of the Caribbean Examinations Councils (CXC) school-based assessments (SBAs)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Business Leaders Optimistic. There is a sense of optimism among the members of the business community looking to 2105. Sector leaders were canvassed on Wednesday and asked the question: All things considered, what is your outlook for the business and economic environment for the coming year? Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. A New Years Gift: 2015 Babies Delight, Surprise. Prince Moodie has wanted a child ever since he and his wife, Debiesha, got married in 2010.After hours of labour, Ajani Moodie was born on New Years Day at 12:30 a.m. at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), weighing in at 3.5 kilograms… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Jamaica Heads Intl Bamboo Network. Jamaica has been appointed head of the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), amid its own strides to develop a vibrant bamboo industry… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. WI Look To Level Series. With West Indies desperately needing a change in fortunes in order to win the final Test against South Africa starting here today, the spotlight has fallen on the side’s lower order… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com