6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 15, 2013


  1. ‘I Won’t Be Judged’ – Azan Says He Isn’t Worried About Critics As He Is Reappointed State Minister. If he were a preacher, Richard Azan’s next sermon would perhaps be taken from Romans 3:23, which says all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Teachers Displeased With JTC Bill. Several public-school teachers across the island have voiced their displeasure with sections of the draft Jamaica Teaching Council (JTC) bill… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Jamaica Becomes Logistics Centre For Regional Humanitarian Efforts. Jamaica has been designated as the subregional centre for the region by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. SLB To End Add-On System Of Calculating Interest On Loans. Hundreds of students who access loans for tertiary studies from the Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) should begin to find repayment less burdensome as of April 2014 when the lending agency implements the reducing balance method of calculating interest… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. WADA’s Jamaica Criticism Branded ‘Excessive’ – Official Distances IAAF From Elliott Accusations. At least one high-ranking International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) official has labelled the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) criticism of Jamaica’s anti-doping efforts as ‘excessive’, warning that the ‘narrow-mission’ approach from the international doping watchdogs could undermine the IAAF’s work towards securing the integrity of the sport… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Bolt, SFP Chase IAAF Award History. That was the last time that athletes from the same country won both the male and female IAAF World Athlete of the Year (AOY) Awards. Back then, Great Britain’s Colin Jackson and Sally Gunnell topped the world’s best to the sport’s top honour… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com