6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 20, 2015

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  1. Woo Best Maths, Science Tutors Back To Schools – Educator. With a new report published by the World Economic Forum indicating that Jamaica is still lagging behind in mathematics and science education, a local educator is batting for incentives to be put in place to keep the best and brightest minds in the classroom…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Brilliant Youths Hack-Tivate Minds – Teens Unveil App Creations For Competition. FOUR STUDENTS from Jamaica College emerged winners of the first Hacking Generation Y Hackathon held in Jamaica, with their creation of an app which aims to simplify the career selection process for students…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com 
  3. Canadian Nat’l Appointed To Manage E-Gov’t Project. Dr Lois Shalla, a Canadian national, has been announced as Jamaica’s chief information officer (CIO), giving him responsibility to direct the country’s e-Government programme. “He knows already that a lot is expected of him,” Phillip Paulwell, minister of science, technology, energy and mining, said as he…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Bolt Clocks Modest 10.12 In Win After Early Troubles. It hardly went to plan for six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt in his first 100m of the season, but the big Jamaican is happy that he is at least getting into the habit of winning in Brazil ahead of next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The winning time was, however, the slowest registered by the sprinter in…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. JMMB Rolling Out Four Unit Trust Products. Chasing after new market share, JMMB Fund Managers Limited launched two new unit trust products on Monday – the JMMB Bond Fund and JMMB Real Value Fund – and will roll out another two in May. The fund manager says it aims to double its portion of the market within two years, which would potentially grow its share to about 10 per cent…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Today Is First International Peter Tosh Day. The Peter Tosh estate has announced that today (April 20) will be the first annual recognition of the date as ‘International Peter Tosh Day’, a celebration honouring the Grammy Award-winning reggae legend, musician, and human-rights activist…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com