6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 13, 2014


  1. Ganja Green Light – Gov’t Moves To Change Laws To Allow Limited Use Of Marijuana. As Jamaica seeks to follow several countries and a number of American states that have legalised the possession of small amounts of ganja, the country’s justice minister, Senator Mark Golding, says he does not anticipate any backlash from international partners… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Denbigh Leads Non-Traditional Schools In CAPE. Think tank educatejamaica.org has published the ranking of Jamaican high schools based on their performance in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exami-nations (CAPE). Several so-called traditional schools trumped by lesser-known institutions… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. JTA Book List Stance Upsets Parents. The National Parent-Teachers’ Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) has come out strongly against the Jamaica Teachers’ Association’s (JTA) pronouncements that teachers should disregard the Ministry of Education’s master book list… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Blood Bank To Host Donor Fest Tomorrow – Drive To Focus On Importance Of Blood For Pregnant Women. Everyone is invited to be part of World Blood Donor Day tomorrow at the National Chest Hospital in St Andrew, where the National Blood Transfusion Service will host Donor Fest 2014… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. LIME Could Cause Further Delays In Number Portability. The inability of LIME to indicate when it will be ready to implement full number portability could further slow the planned implementation of the policy. This is aimed at allowing customers to move from one telephone network to another while keeping their numbers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Neymar Stars In Brazil Win. Neymar gave Brazil a winning start to their home World Cup, scoring twice to lead the host nation to an unconvincing 3-1 victory over Croatia in the opening game yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com