6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 9, 2014

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  1. Little Goat Island Tour Raises More Questions. A tour of Little Goat Island, one of the proposed sites for ambitious plans for a logistics hub, yesterday provoked more questions than answers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Fiscal Praise For Jamaica – CDB Official Says Nation Sets Example With Economic Policies. Jamaica is being touted as an example that other Caribbean countries can look to for how to better manage their finances… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Schools Failing, Another Report Shows. Yet another report is indicating that the nation’s schools are failing miserably at producing enough graduates to meet the basic requirements to enter the job market or to matriculate into tertiary institutions… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Prepare To Fight Current Teaching Council Bill – JTA President. Dr Mark Nicely, president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), is not mincing words as he calls his troops to readiness should any attempt be made to pass the Jamaica Teaching Council (JTC) bill in its present form… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. West Kingston Losing Crime-Fighting Gains. Concerns are being raised that the gains made in reducing the crime rate in the West Kingston division may be eroding as the murder figures for the division have been trending up since the start of the year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Kiwi Batsmen Dominate First Day – Gayle Honoured For Century Of Tests. The much-anticipated first cricket Test match between the West Indies and New Zealand, which represents Chris Gayle’s 100th in the longest format, got going at Sabina Park yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com