6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 20, 2014

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  1. Testing time – Thousands To Sit GSAT Today; Students Express Confidence Ahead Of Exam. Some went to early-morning church services, some played their favourite games, others did last-minute pop quizzes and there were those who simply yearned for relaxation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Jamaica Passes Third IMF Test. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has confirmed that Jamaica has passed the third test under its economic support programme, which enables the country to benefit from a disbursement of US$71.4 million… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Judge Ruling On Kern Case Next Monday. After more than five years on trial, Kern Spencer, the former junior minister for energy, will know on Monday whether a magistrate will toss the corruption charges against him and Colleen Wright, his former personal assistant… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Early-Childhood Teachers To Get Salary Increase. Describing the salary given to teachers at the early-childhood level as ‘unjust,’ Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites has said there will be an increase for the new financial year, which starts in April… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. More Funds For JEEP – Programme Receives US$50m For Infrastructure Repairs. The Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP) component of the US$352.9 million Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP) was launched on Tuesday at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. WADA: Jamaica’s Anti-Doping Programme Back In Order. Jamaican officials have done “exactly what we’ve asked” to get their anti-doping programme back in order after failing to test their world-beating sprinters in the months ahead of the London Olympics, the director of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com