6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 21, 2016

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  1. Unfair! – Civil Servants Take Issue With New Mandate To Earn Promotions. Withdraw it! That’s the demand from the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA), which is branding as an “imposition” a recent order by the Office of the Services Commissions mandating that civil servants must demonstrate compliance with certain corruption prevention regulations in order to earn appointments or promotions… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Frustrated! – Padmore Principal Wooed By Overseas Job Offers; Discouraged By Limited Resources. Keisha Hayle, the Padmore Primary principal who engineered the turnaround of what was once a failing school, is seriously considering taking up several job offers she has received from other countries… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. ZIKV, H1N1 Fights Intensify. In light of the increasing threat to public health being posed by the mosquito-borne Zika virus, as well as the H1N1 influenza virus, a heavy contingent of health workers will this week hit the road in an intensified fight to stem the spread… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Highway Hell! – Caymanas Country Club Residents Cry Foul. Last week’s Gleaner articles about the North-South Highway, which starts at Caymanas in St Catherine, kicked off a firestorm of discussion about the high cost of the proposed toll rates… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Truckers Slam Brakes On Toll Fees. The executive of the All Island Truckers Association has made it clear that its 34,000-strong membership will not be using the north-south leg of Highway 2000 as the preferred route for transporting commercial goods from the Corporate Area to western Jamaica. This, they said, was in light of the prohibitively heavy proposed toll fees that would make it impractical… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. McLeod Takes Gold. As evidence of his superiority, Omar McLeod hit down almost every hurdle, but still clocked a world- leading and national record 7.41 seconds in an easy run as he claimed Jamaica’s lone gold medal in the 60m hurdles on the final day of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Indoor Championships at the Oregon Convention Centre here yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com