6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 30, 2013


  1. Gov’t Looks To Limit OCG’s Powers. The Portia Simpson Miller-led Cabinet is to consider a submission, which is aimed at amending the Contractor General Act to prevent the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) from getting involved in certain strategic investment projects at the pre-contracting stage… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Split On Education – Principals Not At One On Thwaites’ Grade-Seven Assessment Vision. Reactions have been mixed among some principals regarding Education Minister Ronald Thwaites’ pronouncement that, come September, high schools will be instructed to assess all incoming grade-seven students using their individual Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) profiles and, where there are literacy and numeracy deficiencies, suspend other elements of the curriculum and bring them up to grade-seven standard… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Help Tanzania If We Have Extra Teachers – JTA President. Reports that Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is considering providing mathematics and science teachers to the southern African nation of Tanzania are being greeted with caution from local interests… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Rains Put Classes On Hold In Portland. Classes were suspended at several schools in eastern Portland following more than five hours of torrential rainfall, which also left a number of roadways inundated… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Judge Us On Commitments- Robinson. Government minister Julian Robinson has told the public to judge him and the Portia Simpson Miller-led administration by commitments he gave for the delivery of various projects while addressing legislators in the House of Representatives on Tuesday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. ‘Teddy’ Johnson Wants Boyz To Get The Job Done… Watson Ready To Fill Void. His skill and pace will not be on show in the Reggae Boyz upcoming final-round CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying (WCQ) match against Mexico inside the National Stadium due to an accumulation of cards… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com