6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 8, 2015

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  1. Obama Comes Today…Holness To Get His Moment With The President. AFTER A week of frenetic activities, Jamaica’s capital city of Kingston is well positioned to embrace the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. The Jamaican Government is proclaiming its readiness to host the leader of the free world, while…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Obama To Discuss IMF Deal With PM. Details of the high-level talks to be held between United States President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller have been revealed by the White House in a press call with members of the media. The conference call, facilitated by Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, and Ricardo Zuniga, senior director for Western…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Advocates To Gather For Historic Reparations Summit. CORES OF reparations advocates, Pan-Africanists and social justice activists from the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean will gather in New York City this week (April 9-12) for an historic Reparations Summit which will see the formal launch of the National African-American Reparations…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Lord Coe Says Caribbean Making ‘Seismic’ Contribution To Global Athletics. TWO-time Olympic Games gold medallist and vice-president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Lord Sebastian Coe, believes the future of Caribbean athletics is bright and that it behooves the sport’s world governing body to invest in helping the regional sport be its best…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Bolt Ready For World Relays In The Bahamas. The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, is set to compete in the second edition of the International Association Athletic Federations (IAAF)/BTC World Relays, scheduled for The Bahamas next month. The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Lee Larger Than Carnival. Much has been written and said about the late Byron Lee, concerning his contribution to soca music and the establishment of carnival in Jamaica. But there is much more to the man than just soca and carnival. Lee was an outstanding footballer for St George’s College in the Manning Cup and Senior Cup competitions during the early 1950s. It is said…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com