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

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  1. More Than Money: Despite GSAT Success Of High-Priced Preps, Educators Claim Cash Not Needed To Do Well. With superior facilities and greater resources at their disposal, it is no secret that private preparatory schools are far outperforming their public primary school counterparts… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. NWC Wants Lower Light Bills, Looks To Solar Power. With the National Water Commission (NWC) being the largest single company being served by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), the water entity has asked the power company to provide it with preferential rates to help reduce its cost of providing the commodity… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. NHT Developments Fail To Regain Public Confidence – Private Sector. Prominent church leaders huddled until late yesterday as the parliamentary Opposition embraced the rejection by potent private-sector groupings of Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller’s decision to retain members of the board of the National Housing Trust (NHT) amid the ongoing Outameni Experience controversy… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Dam It! Well, Maybe Not. Basil Fernandez, managing director of the Water Resources Authority, has declared that damming the Bog Walk gorge in St Catherine would amount to “constructing a white elephant”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Thieves Preying On Schools, Students. At least three students who were recipients of the government’s Tablets in Schools initiative have been robbed of the devices at gunpoint… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. ‘We Should’ve Been Better Prepared’. Head coach of the Jamaican delegation to the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Veracruz, Mexico, Edward Hector, believes a lot more should have been done to prepare the athletes for the event… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com