6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 16, 2015

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  1. Students Traumatised As Violence Grips West Kingston. Students of all ages were hit hard yesterday as the death toll continued to rise in the ongoing warfare battering west Kingston… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. PM Thanks Diaspora, Seeks Brand Jamaica Support. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has publicly thanked the Diaspora Education Task Force and the Hospital Liaisons for the estimated US$10 million they collectively pumped into Jamaica over the past three years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Government, Hoteliers Still Divided Over Negril Breakwaters. The road to consensus on breakwaters as a solution to long-term beach erosion in Negril appears to have got more rocky in recent weeks, with local hoteliers filing a complaint with the Office of the Public Defender (OPD)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. JPS Selects US Company To Supply LNG For Bogue Power Plant. The Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) says it has selected the United States-based New Fortress Energy as the preferred bidder to supply liquefied national gas (LNG) to its power plant… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. GSAT No Longer Measures Achievement, Teachers Claim. The results of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) will be released tomorrow, and sixth-graders across Jamaica are anxious to be placed at the high schools of their dreams… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Ja’s Boyz Look To Topple Paraguay. With an adrenaline boost from their opening performance, Jamaica aim to topple Paraguay in today’s Group B Copa America showdown at the Calvo y Bascuñán stadium… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com