6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 20, 2014

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  1. Results Are In! Emotions Run High As GSAT Grades Are Delivered. The nerve-racking experience the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) has now become for many students was clearly displayed yesterday, as the results of the exams were gradually released to schools… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. We Are Not A Gay Lobby – CVC. The Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) is denying it is a gay-rights lobby pushing a gay agenda… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Searchlight On PATH. The payment of benefits under the Programme for Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH), is now under a floodlight of scrutiny after thousands of dollars have been paid to an agent of a former beneficiary up to four years after his death… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Uncertainty Looms Over Public Debt – Auditor General Says Gov’t Using Two Different Methods Of Measurement. Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis has said she is unable to say whether Jamaica will be able to achieve the target of reducing its public debt to 60 per cent or less of the gross domestic product (GDP) by the end of the 2026 financial year, because the Government is currently using two distinct measurements to calculate the public debt… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Labour Ministry To Restructure Work Permit Process. As of Monday, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) will restructure the processing of work permits for foreign nationals to protect the Jamaican labour force from a saturation of skills that are already available locally… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. West Indies On Brink Of Victory. The West Indies bowlers produced a spirited performance to put a series-levelling victory in sight against New Zealand after four days of the second cricket Test yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com