6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 19, 2013


  1. GSAT Results Cause Grave Concern. As some 42,000 students eagerly anticipate the results of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), Education Minister Ronald Thwaites is expressing disappointment that nearly 40 per cent of the pupils who sat the exams is still performing below standards… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Meet Us Halfway – Overseas J’cans Urge Gov’t To Make It Easier To Do Business. Jamaicans in the diaspora want their local counterparts to change the mindset of how they conduct business with them… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. ‘I’m No Cheat’ – Campbell-Brown Apologises For Embarrassment After Devastating News. Jamaican sprint star Veronica Campbell-Brown has finally broken her silence on her positive drug test from the Jamaica International Invitational on May 4, stating that she did not knowingly take a banned substance while apologising for any embarrassment caused… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Hanna Calls For Abortion Law Review. Referencing a reported decline in crime with the legalisation of abortion in some American states during the 1970s, Lisa Hanna, Jamaica’s minister with responsibility for youth, has suggested that the time has come for the country to review the illegality of abortion… Read more Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Compensation For NWC, JPS Consumers Spikes To $21m. The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) said it has caused J$21.15 million to be credited to the accounts of customers of the island’s two main utilities during the past year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Blake Withdraws From Trials. Yohan Blake will be concentrating his efforts on successfully defending his 100 metres title at this summer’s IAAF World Championships in Athletics set for Moscow, after he pulled out of this week’s Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)/Supreme Ventures Limited National Senior Championships at the National Stadium… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com