6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 19, 2014


  1. Parents, Teachers, Students Prepare For GSAT Results. As some 39,438 students yesterday prepared to line up this morning to hear which secondary schools they will be attending come September, parents and educators attempted to soothe the nerves of their children ahead of the 2014 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) results… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. JFJ Under Pressure – Gov’t Ponders Legal Action Against Lobby For Controversial Sex-Education Course. The government is rushing to obtain advice from the attorney general on what legal recourse is available to the Ministry of Youth and the Child Development Agency (CDA) against Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) for introducing unauthorised sex-education material in six privately run children’s homes… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Christie Says Corruption Blocking Investments. Former Contractor General Greg Christie is arguing that if there are obstructions to investments in Jamaica, “it is the Government’s refusal to submit to the rule of law and best practices in good governance” that is the cause… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Gov’t Fast-Tracking Agro Park Initiative. In keeping with the International Monetary Fund 2015 deadline for the development of nine agro parks, the Government on Tuesday announced plans to fast-track this initiative by reallocating funds from the Agricultural Competitiveness Programme (ACP) to support infrastructural improvements at four agro parks… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. MPs Want More CDF Money For Welfare. Head of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Unit, Moveta Munroe, is lamenting the lack of capital projects being done with monies provided under the fund, warning that it is heading in the direction where welfare and social housing is consuming increasing portions… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. CAS Clearance – Powell, Simpson Happy As Sport’s Highest Court Grants Stay Of Execution. Former 100-metre world record holder Asafa Powell and Olympic 100-metre silver medallist Sherone Simpson have expressed delight at the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to apply a stay of execution on their respective 18-month drug bans, that allows them to compete for the first time in a year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com