6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 11, 2013


  1. School Leavers Without Certification Get New Lifeline. With Education Minister Ronald Thwaites reporting that some 22,000 students might be leaving secondary schools without any form of certification this year, and some 75 per cent of applicants failing to qualify for programmes at the HEART Trust/NTA each year, a new programme has been launched to help certify this section of the population… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Politicians, Police Perceived To Be Most Corrupt – Survey. Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer has indicated that politicians and the police in Jamaica are in a statistical dead heat for the label of being most corrupt… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Smoking Ban To Be Put On Law Books Friday. Neville Graham, director of communications for the Ministry of Health, says the regulations to give effect to a ban on smoking in public spaces will be gazetted by Friday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Lewis: Insurance Fraud Could Be Next Lottery Scam. Nearly $1 billion has been swindled from insurance agencies so far this year in the burgeoning motor-vehicle accident scam… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Teenage Pregnancy Still A Concern For Jamaica. The National Family Planning Board (NFPB) is cautioning that there is still work to be done as Jamaica battles adolescent pregnancy… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Sprinters, Hurdlers Hold Centre Stage. Jamaica’s sprinters and sprint hurdlers will be the focus, as the 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships medal hunt cranks into gear, inside Donetsk’s RSC Olympiyskiy… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com