6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 25, 2014


  1. CARICOM Did Not Consult Us On Ganja Law Reform – US. A senior American diplomat has charged that Jamaica and other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states that are now moving to change their marijuana laws did not consult the United States (US) government… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Gambling Mess: Gaming Commission Drops Ball On Due Diligence. The Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) is facing a firestorm in gambling circles over the quality of due diligence it has been conducting before granting gaming licences… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Trench Town Primary Celebrates Small GSAT Victory. While many primary and preparatory school principals celebrate Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) placements at some of the top traditional high schools, the principal of Trench Town Primary is celebrating a small victory of her own… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Fire Alarm! Audit Finds Several Emergency Vehicles Out Of Service, Brigade’s Capacity To Respond Weakened. A performance audit by the Auditor General’s Department (AGD) has found major deficiencies in the operation of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) and how it manages its fire-prevention activities in order to minimise injuries, loss of lives, and damage to properties… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Jamaica’s FDI Grows 16%. Jamaica’s foreign direct investment (FDI) continues to improve, showing it to have one of the fastest growth rates, though well behind the region’s two major leaders, according to figures from the latest World Investment Report, published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Williams-Mills A Cinch. Without a doubt, Novlene Williams-Mills has been the country’s most consistent female 400-metre senior athlete over the past five years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com