6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 15, 2013


  1. Port Skills Exodus – Industries Buckle As Technicians, Truckers Flee To Canada. As Jamaica continues to haemorrhage manpower to the skilled-worker programme in Canada, there are lingering concerns that a number of local sectors could crumble unless something is done fast to staunch the flow… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Math Coordinator Wants Culture Shift. The national mathematics coordinator in the education ministry is calling for a culture change in the teaching and appreciation of mathematics in the classroom… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. DBJ To Adapt Overseas Programmes In Search For Venture-Capital Success. Determined not to stumble into the pitfalls of the past that derailed previous venture-capital programmes, the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) is pushing an ambitious slate of initiatives aimed at building a sustainable venture-capital agenda to equip the small and medium sectors to play an integral role in driving the economy… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. UWI Begins Research On Pedro Cays. A team from the University of the West Indies (UWI) is currently undertaking research on one of Jamaica’s most valuable natural resources – the Pedro Cays… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Shelly-Ann Ready To Complete Sprint Double. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce says she is bubbling with confidence after her commanding victory in the 100m on Monday night as she looks to underline her status as the world’s best female sprinter with the start of her 200m campaign today at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com 
  6. Tallawahs, Warriors Seek Semis Berth. Jamaica Tallawahs will today go in search of their fourth consecutive win in the Limacol Caribbean Premier League (LCPL) when they take on the Guyana Amazon Warriors at Sabina Park… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner-com