6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 16, 2015

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  1. Riverton Fire Threatens To Postpone Grade Six Achievement Test. Cabinet is to decide today whether the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), scheduled for this week, will be postponed as the fire at the Riverton City disposal site in St Andrew continues to wreak havoc across much of the Corporate Area and St Catherine… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Lotto Scam Retreats – Gov’t, Cops Praised As Threat To ICT Sector Eases. After fearing for several years that the lotto scam was an imminent threat to their survival, stakeholders in the information and communication technology/business process outsourcing (ICT/BPO) sector say the danger is now almost non-existent… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Education Ministry Targeting 2017/18 Academic Year Roll Out Of Primary Exit Profile. The Ministry of Education is targeting the 2017/18 academic year for roll out of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), which is slated to replace the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Montego Bay Freezone, A Haven For Linkages. For decades, business linkages have grown successfully throughout the island, but perhaps nowhere are these linkages more pronounced than at the 30-year-old Montego Bay Free Zone, where numerous micro and informal enterprises thrive… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. NIA Becomes Full Chapter Of Transparency International. Jamaica has taken another step forward in the fight against corruption with the National Integrity Action (NIA) becoming a full chapter of Transparency International… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Jamaica Under-17s Miss Out On FIFA World Cup Spot. Jamaica failed to better the United States a second time around at the CONCACAF Under-17 Championships, going down 5-4 in a sudden-death penalty shoot-out after playing to a 0-0 draw in their play-off game in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, last night, to miss out on qualifying for the FIFA U-17 World Cup… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com