6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 9, 2015


  1. Obama Arrives On The Rock.  An unannounced visit to the Bob Marley Museum by United States President Barack Obama took most persons by surprise. After landing in Jamaica last night, the president had a yearning to enjoy a bit of Jamaica’s warmth, colour, culture and beauty before delving into the official nature of his first visit to the island…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. US To Unveil Energy Deal As Obama Meets Portia.  Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell has described as “comprehensive” an arrangement with the United States (US), which could see Jamaica’s North American neighbours providing substantial support in the country’s quest for energy security. Paulwell is today…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. UTech Classic Gives Racers Chance To Turn Tables On UTech. Colossal athletic clashes could be renewed between the University of Technology (UTech), MVP and Racers track clubs, whose fans could see an epic-encore of the Gibson McCook Relays at the eighth staging of the UTech Track and Field Classic on Saturday at the National Stadium…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaica’s Gymnast Toni-Ann Williams’ Vaults Meteorically Through Freshman Year. Jamaica’s gymnast Toni-Ann Williams has been having the most impressive year as a freshman gymnast representing the University of California-Berkeley in the United States. On Saturday, the 19-year-old added another…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Blakka And Bello Reunion; High Brow Hilarity. Thirty years ago, a pair of talented Jamaican actors, who were no strangers, embarked on a stand-up comedy career. Both Owen ‘Blakka’ Ellis and Winston ‘Bello’ Bell were competitors at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission Festival of the Performing Arts during their high-school days…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Pandemonium Tonight! Pandemonium’s headlining trio Machel Montano, Shaggy and Angela Hunte invaded The Gleaner Company Limited yesterday, where they mingled with members of staff as well as promoted tonight’s staging of the now annual soca fÍte…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com