6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 27, 2014

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  1. Road Projects Could Set Path To General Election. Works Minister Dr Omar Davies has hinted that the delivery of major road projects could be the pathway on which the governing People’s National Party rides into the next general election… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Level Field For CSEC – Teachers Advocate For Same Treatment Across School System. Educators have put forward several recommendations for efforts that should be employed with alacrity to maintain and build on the marginal improvements in students’ performance in the recent Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Funding Plan Proposed For Tertiary Education. Two of the country’s universities yesterday urged lawmakers to put in place defined schemes for the funding of tertiary education in the country… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Cancer Care Crisis – Public Health System Can Only Care For 200 Of 900 New Patients. The inadequacy of Jamaica’s health sector to care for persons with one of the most dreaded critical illnesses – cancer – was exposed on Tuesday when a senior government technocrat admitted that the public health system can only care for 200 of the 900 new cancer patients diagnosed annually with the non-communicable disease… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Absence Of Law Stalls Radiation Testing. Executive Director of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) Yvonne Hall says her agency is unable to carry out tests on a vehicle from Japan with higher-than-normal levels of radiation as it awaits the promulgation of specific legislation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. KC, Edwin Allen Make Fast Start. Kingston College’s Shammawi Wellington was the toast of day two at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championship at the National Stadium, when he produced a stellar performance to win the Class Two long jump, to lengthen his school’s hopes of dethroning Calabar High… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com