6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 15, 2016

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  1. Burchell Whiteman Disappointed With High-Stakes, Stressful GSAT…Reflects On 17 Years Of The Exam. The educator who led the Ministry of Education when the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) was first administered in 1999 says that he is disappointed that it has become a high-stakes test that has resulted in a high level of stress for students through extra classes and intense pressure to do well… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. New Highway Could Take A Toll On Your Pocket. The drive from the Corporate Area to Ewarton in St Catherine or Moneague, St Ann, or any other towns along the way is now a lot smoother, shorter, and definitely much more enjoyable, but it comes at a high cost. It’s not the extra fuel, or food and drink money you are likely to spend at any of the shops, but the accumulation of toll fees that will hit you hard in the pocket… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. RGD And ECJ Should Join Hands In Cleaning Voters’ List – Anderson. Pollster Don Anderson is recommending closer ties between the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) and the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) to clean up the voters’ list… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. April 6 Deadline For Candidates To Declare Election Expenses. Candidates who contested the February 25 general election have until April 6 to file returns on their expenses with the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Former Security Minister To Keep His Police Bodyguard. The police bodyguard assigned to former National Security Minister Dwight Nelson will remain in place… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Champs Highly Fancied! Calabar Set For Tight Battle, Edwin Allen Set For Runaway Win. Calabar High and Edwin Allen High schools will certainly retain their respective titles at the 2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships. Well, at least that’s what the experts believe… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com