6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 7, 2015


  1. Heroes Circle Crab Vendors’ Stalls Demolished As The City Continues Its Spruce-Up For Obama. As preparation heightens for the arrival of United States President Barack Obama tomorrow, crab vendors who had become a fixture at the southern section of National Heroes Circle have been dislocated. But even as they squeal, The Gleaner has been informed that this is only temporary, as Western Kingston…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com 
  2. Marks Wants Progamme For Jamaican Graduates To Work In The United States. FORMER Jamaican ambassador to Washington Audrey Marks would like the Jamaican Government to use Thursday’s bilateral meeting with United States President Barack Obama to negotiate for a special internship programme to allow Jamaican graduates to work in the United States, gain experience and send home remittances. Marks,… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Premier League Coach Alves Murdered In Clarendon. Sporting Central Academy FC coach Terry Alves was shot and killed in May Pen, Clarendon, on Sunday night, approximately three hours after his team’s 1-3 loss to Boys’ Town in the Red Stripe Premier League football competition. According to reports from the…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Golden Finish As Jamaica End Carifta Games With 4x400m Relay Sweep. JAMAICA closed out their participation at the 44th Carifta Games in a blaze of glory, winning gold medals in all 4×400 metres relays at the Silver Jubilee Athletic Stadium in Basseterre, St Kitts, last night. The previous day, Jamaica had swept the sprint relay finals…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Oceana $1B Renewal Begins. Work is well under way at the old Oceana Hotel which is being transformed by an investment of some $1 billion. The work is being undertaken by a…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com 
  6. Music, Memories From King Jammy. The tall figure leaning forward, listening intently to a question from an audience member and a hint of a smile playing at the corners of his mouth complementing a near beatific expression…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com