6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 16, 2016

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  1. Crackdown – Green Light Given To Anti-Crime Campaign To Go After Criminals. Less than a week into his tenure as minister of national security, Robert Montague revealed yesterday that he had given the green light to a multifaceted anti-crime campaign developed by the Police High Command to crack down on hardened criminals, serious crimes, and quality-of-life offences nationwide… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Creativity Of Thought And Innovation To Guide Cabinet. Prime Minister Andrew Holness has impressed on the executive arm of government the need to keep the public’s interest at the forefront of all deliberations even as he summons creativity… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Chinese Workers Cheaper Than Jamaicans – Contractor. In reacting to claims that Chinese workers, who were brought into the island, were doing simple tasks on a multimillion-dollar hotel project in Negril, which Jamaican workers could easily handle, a Montego Bay-based contractor says that he is not surprised… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Sanctions Coming For Non-Compliant Schools In Feeding Programme. The Ministry of Education has indicated that it will be taking sanctions against schools that continue to remain non-compliant in regards to their financial obligations under the School Feeding Programme… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Students Experiencing Burnout After GSAT – Psychologist. Educational psychologist Kellie-Anne Brown Campbell has raised concerns that students starting high school are experiencing burnout. This, she says, appears to be the after-effect of a high level of stress associated with the Grade Six Achievement Examination (GSAT)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Christopher Taylor Delights With Record Run On Champs Day One. Calabar High School’s Christopher Taylor delighted with a record run on the opening day of the 106th staging of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships inside the National Stadium… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com