6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 10, 2015

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  1. Caribbean Youth Happy With US$70m Obama Initiative. Young leaders from across Jamaica and the Caribbean were elated at United States President Barack Obama’s announced US$70 million investment in their development – through education, training and employment – revealed yesterday at the youth leaders town hall held…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com 
  2. Ganja Reform May Not Be Silver Bullet, Says Obama. The controversial marijuana issue was one of many hot-button topics United States President Barack Obama spoke on yesterday during a youth town hall forum held in the Assembly Hall at the University of the West Indies (UWI)…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Obama Pledges Assistance On Energy. Jamaica’s prime minister, Portia Simpson Miller, said yesterday that the statement of intent which was agreed by the governments of Jamaica and the United States (US) will facilitate the development of emerging technologies and industries and pave the way for future innovation in energy-related fields…Read more Jamaica-Gleaner.com 
  4. Lights Out For ‘Shaka’ Henry. “I am feeling great, and this is just the first step towards the title,” declared Tsetsi ‘Lights Out’ Davis on Wednesday night, after he scored a very impressive fifth-round technical knockout (tko) victory over Barbadian Christopher ‘Shaka’ Henry in the ‘Wray & Nephew Middleweight Contender’ 2015 series at…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. The Payout: Inside The New US$510m Port Concession Agreement. The Port Authority of Jamaica will receive an upfront payment of US$75 million equivalent to the value of the equipment at Kingston Container Terminal (KCT), which are to be handed over to the new concessionaire Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited for operation. The Port Authority…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Ja Film Festival Gathers Momentum. Even before the start of The Jamaica Film Festival from July 7-11 in Kingston, new Jamaican screenplays and contemporary writers, directors and producers – the ‘content creators’ – are getting international exposure…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com