6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 9, 2014


  1. Report On AA Crash Finds Landing-Conditions Breaches. Some basic landing conditions at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) were found to be breached with Jamaican personnel ignoring basic safeguards on December 23, 2009, when an American Airlines Flight 331 overshot the runway, injuring several passengers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. ‘Do Away With SLB Guarantors’, Says Economics Professor. Dr Marshall Hall, chairman for the Mona Campus Council at the University of the West Indies (UWI), has proposed that the country eliminate the system that requires guarantors for student loans… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Study: Jamaica Still Among Cheapest Places For Gas. A Government of Jamaica-commissioned study on the scope for imposing GCT on petroleum products will guide possible implementation in fiscal year 2015-16, says local firm UHY Dawgen Chartered Accountants… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Report Sexual Predators Or Face Law, Thwaites Tells School Heads. Education Minister Ronald Thwaites has sent a strong message to the leadership of schools across the country that if they “knowingly or negligently” fail to report predatory sexual behaviour of a teacher towards a student, they would also be held culpable for such an offence as stated in law… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Jamaica Stays Course On New Climate Change Agreement. As the 2015 deadline for a new international climate-change agreement nears, Jamaica is continuing its lobby for one that is legally binding and gives special consideration to small-island developing states (SIDS), concerning emissions reduction… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Diamond Race Begins … SAFP, Weir, Spencer, The Jamaicans In Action. Jamaican sprinting superstar Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce headlines today’s IAAF Diamond League curtain-raiser in Doha, Qatar, as nine other Jamaicans look to make early impressions at the Qatar Sports Club… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com