6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 24, 2015


  1. Education Ministry To Process 500 Transfer Requests. The Ministry of Education has received 500 transfer requests for students placed at high schools based on their performance in this year’s Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. PAJ Mourns Veteran Journalist David Ebanks. The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) last night expressed regret at the death of David Ebanks, a well-known name in Jamaican journalism and a former president of the association… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. ‘Austerity Works’ – Spain’s Secretary Of State Says Governments Must Be Tough, Serious To Rescue Struggling Economies. Arguing that popular political decisions are unhelpful, Spain’s Secretary of State for International Cooperation, Jesús Gracia Aldaz, is declaring that austerity is not bad medicine for an ailing economy… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. The Pros And Cons Of An Ageing Population. Population ageing is a term used to describe the situation where the average age (median age) of the citizens of a country increases as a result of longer life expectancy of its citizens or a reduction in the number of births per annum… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. General Electric To Retrofit Bogue Power Plant. Dr Vincent Lawrence, head of the Electricity Sector Enterprise Team (ESET), says the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) will conclude an agreement with General Electric for the retrofitting of its Bogue power plant in Montego Bay to be fired by liquefied natural gas… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Athletes Have Nothing To Fear, Says JADCO. Executive director of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) Carey Brown said yesterday that athletes competing at this weekend’s Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)/Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships have nothing to fear from his body… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com