6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 20, 2013


  1. Anti-Gang Bill To Be Tabled Next Week. After years of being in gestation, National Security Minister Peter Bunting has announced that an anti-gang bill will be tabled in Parliament next week… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. ‘Not So Bad’ – IAAF Spokesman Says VCB’s Doping Case Appears To Be A Minor Offence. An official of track and field’s world governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) yesterday noted that the doping case involving Jamaican star Veronica Campbell-Brown was “minor” and suggested that the reaction has been heightened due to the athlete’s international status… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Defining Moment For GSAT Students – Experts Urge Parents, Teachers To Support Children Regardless Of Performance. Shock, glee, disappointment and denial are but a few of the many emotions parents, teachers and, particularly, students across the country will be feeling today, as all primary schools are expected to get the results for this year’s Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Bunting Commits To Closing Horizon Juvenile Centre. Only five female juveniles remained at the Horizon Remand Centre as at June 16, National Security Minister Peter Bunting has revealed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Inside The Cockpit Country – Maroons, Conservationists Say No To Bauxite, Limestone Mining. Conservationists – this time joined by the Accompong Maroons – have once again come out against bauxite prospecting in the Cockpit Country, which accounts for a significant percentage of Jamaica’s remaining forest cover and invaluable water resources… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Race On For Russia … Trials Start Today For Moscow World Championships. The hunt for places on Jamaica’s team to the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Moscow will start in earnest at the National Stadium today, with the staging of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)/Supreme Ventures Limited National Senior Championships… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com