6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 18, 2013

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  1. Veronica Declared – Embattled Athlete Made Note Of Product She Used Ahead Of Test. The Gleaner understands that Jamaican sprinting star Veronica Campbell-Brown had in fact declared using a product ahead of her positive drug test – a development, which could have a major impact on the outcome of the situation facing the 31-year-old… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Jamaica Travelling Along Business-Friendly Path. In seeking to project Jamaica as a business-friendly destination, Julian Robinson, state minister in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, has indicated that investors could have their operations up and running within four to six months of expressing an interest in investing… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Irrigation Commission Loses $1B Worth Of Water. The National Irrigation Commission (NIC) has recorded $1.2 billion in losses of the precious commodity, representing 28 per cent of the water produced over the six-year period April 2006 to March 2012… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Several Issues Coming From Spaldings Market Probe – OCG. The Office of the Contractor General is reporting that the intensive probe into State Minister Richard Azan’s involvement in the Spaldings Market debacle has “mushroomed into several issues of governance, accountability and fiduciary matters”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Thwaites To Provide Update On GSAT Results Today. Education Minister Ronald Thwaites is expected to update the nation today on the outcome of the 2013 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Russell, Fraser-Pryce Tipped For Women’s Sprints. A number of places on the national team to this year’s IAAF World Championships will be up for grabs this weekend when the four-day Supreme Ventures Limited National Senior Championships is staged at the National Stadium… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com