6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 18, 2014


  1. Gomes Goes – JFJ Apologises For Sex Education Course, Former Executive Director Quits Board. With concerns mounting yesterday over the involvement of Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) in an explicitly worded sex-education programme, the human-rights lobby’s former executive director, Dr Carolyn Gomes, has resigned as a member of its board… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Slight Improvement In GSAT. The Ministry of Education is reporting marginal improvement in the performance of students sitting the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) this year, with the majority gaining a place in a secondary school of their choice… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Four Years, No Convictions For INDECOM. After four years and more than 2,000 cases of alleged extrajudicial killings and other abuses by members of the security forces, the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has not had a single conviction… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaica Resumes Banana Exports To UK. Two thousand pounds of banana will leave the island today for the United Kingdom (UK), the second such shipment in just over a week… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. KPH Gets First Female Senior Medical Officer. A new senior medical officer (SMO) has been assigned to the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH). Dr Natalie Whylie is an ear, nose and throat surgeon and was appointed as a consultant at KPH in 2005. She was promoted to department head in 2011… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Brathwaite, Bravo Tons Put Windies In Charge. Opener Kraigg Brathwaite hit his maiden test hundred and Darren Bravo his sixth, as West Indies dominated the second day of the second Test against New Zealand yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com