6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 15, 2015

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  1. Top Of The Class – CMI And Edna Manley College Getting Best Employment Offers Before Graduation. The top two tertiary institutions in Jamaica, which offer graduates the best prospects for employment, are the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) and the Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts. The students are being offered jobs even before they graduate… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Brand Jamaica Strong Says Minister McNeill As The US Relations With Cuba Soften Some More. On the day that the White House announced that United States President Barack Obama would remove Cuba from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism, Jamaica’s tourism minister disclosed in Parliament that the State is currently undertaking a study to evaluate the impact the normalisation of relations could have on the local sector… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. ‘Dudus’ Gang Invested In Weapons And Explosives, Says Former Commish. The nation’s former police chief yesterday revealed that in the last decade, the west Kingston-based ‘Shower Posse’, or ‘Presidential Click’ gang – under the direction of Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke – “invested” in a stockpile of firepower that made it a significant threat to the State… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. 11-Year-Old Rescued From Child Prostitution. After running away from home at least three times in under a month, an 11-year-old girl who was lured into prostitution, allegedly by a 16-year-old girl, has been finally removed from the streets into the safe haven of a state home… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Pryce, K’nife Agree With Obama On Ganja. United States President Barack Obama used his visit to the island last week to point out that despite its earning potential, ganja is not a “silver bullet” which will fix Jamaica’s economic woes and leading members of the local ganja lobby are in full agreement… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Bolt Says As Long As He’s Fit It’s ‘Impossible’ To Lose. The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, is in a bullish mood ahead of what is shaping up to be a rather exciting season… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com