6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 17, 2015

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  1. No Time To Be Reckless – Phillips Defends Government’s Public Sector Wage Offer. Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips says it would be fiscally reckless to borrow more money in order to offer higher pay to public-sector workers, stating that what the Government has offered in the wage negotiations is what we can afford at this time… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Change Teaching Culture To Stem Falling GSAT Math Results – Thwaites. On the back of a four-percentage-point decline in student performance in mathematics during this year’s sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), Education Minister Ronald Thwaites says there is a need for continued implementation of strategies to change the teaching and learning of mathematics in Jamaica’s schools… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Warned! – NEPA Serves Notice On Digicel After Oil Leak In Kingston Harbour. While Digicel has indicated that it alerted the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) to what it described as an oil leak in the storm drain at Kingston Harbour, the telecommunications company has been slapped with a warning notice by the monitoring agency… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Green Light For Casino Resort Projects. Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips announced last night that Harmony Cove Limited and Celebration Jamaica Development Limited have got approval to develop what will be Jamaica’s first two casino resorts… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. The Eyes Of The World Are On Jamaica, Says Diaspora Consultant. Despite Jamaica’s high crime rate and the high cost of energy, diaspora consultant Denis St Bernard sees Jamaica as an attractive option to investors in the global marketplace, but he thinks the Government is not utilising the wealth of resources available among Jamaican expatriates… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Bizarre Goal Stuns Boyz. Jamaica took an awfully long time to get going against Paraguay. And when they did, their effort ended up being too little too late… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com