6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 12, 2013


  1. Huge Chinese Investment Coming For Seaport. The Government last night announced that it was in negotiations with a major Chinese corporation that wants to invest US$1.5 billion in Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Crown Him Again – Bolt Reclaims World Champs Title Despite Sore Legs. Freshly minted 100m World champion Usain Bolt is delighted to have regained the title he lost two years ago, but admitted disappointment at not testing his own 9.58-second world record in the 100m final at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics inside the Luzhniki Stadium yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. 50 Special-Needs Teachers To Be Placed In Schools. Describing it as an historic initiative, Chairperson of the Childhood/Special Education Committee at the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA),Dr Polly Bowes-Howell, has announced that 50 special-needs teachers will be placed in several schools across the island, come September… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. NCU Students To Benefit From Freeze On Tuition Fees. Northern Caribbean University (NCU) is to put a freeze on tuition fees for the 2013-2014 academic year, in a move the institution hopes will ease the financial burden on its students… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. ‘I Had To Take The Opportunity – Carter. Highly regarded as one of the best lead-off relay runners in the world, Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter, who has helped Jamaica to two Olympic gold 4x100m gold medals, has never managed to turn his obvious ability into individual dividends… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Parchment ‘Good Enough To Compete’. Jamaican 110m hurdler Hansle Parchment insists that he is fit enough to remain competitive at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics after barely qualifying for today’s semi-finals… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com