6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 8, 2015


  1. Target In Sight. With murders declining by 16 per cent last year, Jamaica appears on track to slash its homicide rate to 25 per 100,000 of the population by the end of next year, as set out in the social partnership agreement between the Government, Opposition and civil society groups… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. GSAT Registration Deadline Next Week. Parents have until next week Friday to have their children registered for this year’s Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), which has now been set for March 19 and 20… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Once-Volatile Payne Land Enjoying Best Of Times. Thirty-year-old Kenroy ‘Buckyton’ Grant has experienced the worst of times in the tough inner-city communities of Payne Land in South West St Andrew, having suffered gunshot wounding on three separate occasions… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jurors, Witnesses Must Cooperate To Fix Case Backlog – Judge. The problems affecting the justice system, which have resulted in a backlog of more than 500 cases in the Home Circuit Court, were yesterday highlighted during the opening of the new session… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. ECJ Provides Detailed Voter Turnout Statistics. The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has moved to increase the efficiency of its operations by collecting information on election day, which will facilitate the generation of statistics on voter turnout… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Sunshine Girls Ready To Attack – Reynolds. Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls head coach, Minneth Reynolds, said they are planning an all-out attack when they face England in opening match of the Supreme Ventures three-Test Series, which begins on Saturday at the National Indoor Sports Centre… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com