6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 23, 2014


  1. GSAT Placement Pain – Education Minister Promises Transfers In ‘Obvious Cases’. A weekend has passed since students across the island received the results of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), but some, along with their parents, are still in anguish over the schools in which they have been placed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Shanique Myrie Expects Payment Today. Shanique Myrie expects to receive the US$38,000 (approximately J$4 million) owed to her in damages from the Barbados Government today… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Million Man March Set For National Arena. For the first time since its inception in 1995, the Nation of Islam’s Million Man March will be held outside the United States in Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. PCJ Committed To Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Deputy Chairman of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Noel DaCosta says the PCJ is in full support of Jamaica’s mission to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Hollywood Ready To Roll: First Movie To Begin Filming In St Thomas In September. Lights! Camera! Action! Hollywood comes to Jamaica in live and living colour, and in only a matter of months, the first of many productions will begin filming right here… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Fast-Starting Carter To Blitz 100m Title. With top sprinters Usain Bolt, the defending champion and his training partner, Yohan Blake, absent from the men’s 100 metres field, the blue riband event has now become a wide open affair for this weekend’s Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com