6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 17, 2015

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  1. It Was Arson, Says Fire Chief. Errol Mowatt, commissioner of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, has said, based on investigations thus far, it is certain that the fire at the Riverton City dump that started last Wednesday could be the work of arsonists… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. No Long Term Effects From Exposure To Riverton Smoke – MOH. The Ministry of Health is not anticipating that persons will experience any long-term health effects from the thick smoke that has affected at least four parishes from the fire that broke out at the Riverton City disposal site in St Andrew last Wednesday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Parent Teachers Association Supports GSAT Push Back. The National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) has thrown its full support behind the Cabinet’s decision to postpone the sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) by a week, because of the adverse effects of the fire at the Riverton City disposal site on students… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Shaw Makes His Contribution To Budget Debate Today. With Jamaica locked in a cycle of marginal economic growth annually, financial analyst Errol Gregory said it was time the Government identified strategies that could lead to more meaningful growth… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. If You Had The Courage, What Would You Do To Fix The Problem At Riverton? Establishment of a public- private-sector partnership; a business plan; and public education and waste-to-energy programmes are being mooted as solutions that can once and for all eliminate the fires perennially disrupting the lives of Jamaicans in the capital city… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. ‘Disappointment Not Even A Good Word’ For U17 Footballers’ Failure To Qualify For World Cup. Jamaica’s Under-17 team head coach, Andrew Edwards, was at a loss for words following the Young Reggae Boyz’s failure to advance to the 2015 FIFA World Cup in Chile… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com