6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 14, 2013


  1. Teachers’ Job Fair Gets Low Grade On Day One. Several teachers left the first day of the Ministry of Education’s two-day job fair in utter despair yesterday. Hundreds of unemployed teachers and recently trained educators defied torrential rains to make it from as far away as St James and Portland in search of employment; however, many of the 800 teachers in attendance were left frustrated and despondent over the day’s activities… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. IMF Mission Expected Today For First EFF Review. A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is expected here today to conduct the first quarterly performance review under the four-year extended fund facility granted Jamaica in May… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Ministry Changes Course On Housing Cedar Grove Students. With less than three weeks to go before the start of the new school year, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Elaine Foster Allen, says plans for housing of 100 Cedar Grove Academy students in Portmore, St Catherine, have been changed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Gov’t To Remove Prison Option For Problem Kids. The Portia Simpson Miller Cabinet has approved legislative changes that could remove one of the most controversial provisions of the Child Care and Protection Act which allows a judge to incarcerate a child who is deemed to be “beyond control”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Brazilian Benefits – Jamaica Ready To Boost Tourism With Links From South American Nation. Following the establishment of an embassy in Brazil last year, the Jamaican Government is indicating that it is moving post-haste to ensure that the country is able to capitalise on tourism and investment opportunities served up by the South American nation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. ‘Big Girl’ Williams Looks To Make Mark. Kimberly Williams really got her international career going as a wide-eyed youngster at the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin; happy simply to be jumping with the ‘big girls’… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com