6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 24, 2013

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  1. Mega Investments To Boost Growth Past Projections. Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips is indicating that the Government is anxious to get its mega projects under way so it can overperform on projected growth numbers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. GPs Can Now Prescribe Cuban Scorpion Drug. The Ministry of Health has lifted certain restrictions off the Cuban-manufactured cancer-treatment drug Vidatox… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. ‘GSAT Data Can Improve Teaching Techniques’. Education Minister Ronald Thwaites has emphasised that the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) is more than a placement tool, providing as well rich data about students’ performance that educators can use to transform teaching and learning outcomes… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Toon Industry A Possible Game Changer – Vogelesang. Joan Vogelesang, president and CEO of Toon Boom Animation Inc, believes the animation industry can be a real game changer in Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. More Social-Intervention Programmes Needed In Rural Constituencies. West St Thomas Member of Parliament James Robertson has said there has not been enough meaningful intervention to address social problems in rural constituencies like his… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Weir Makes ‘Statement’. Olympic bronze medallist Warren Weir displayed similar swag to that of his Racers clubmate Usain Bolt, as he approached the finish line with arms outstretched followed by a thumping of the chest as he crossed it to capture the men’s 200m. The slim-built sprinter brought the curtains down in emphatic style on yesterday’s ultimate day of competition at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association/Supreme Ventures Limited National Senior Championships… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com