6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 19, 2013


  1. 13% Of CSEC Students Pass Math Since 2009 – Report. Statistics from the Ministry of Education have revealed the low number of students actually sitting the two core subjects, mathematics and English, after completing five years in public secondary schools… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Report Of Missing Children For 2013. Since the start of the year, 1,157 children were reported missing to the Missing Person Call Centre, five of whom have been found dead. Below is a table showing the breakdown by months… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com (Click here to view the table.)
  3. Dream Sweep – Jamaica Takes Six Sprint Gold In Nine-Medal Haul. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce became the first Jamaican woman to win three gold medals at a senior championship and Usain Bolt also made it a trio of wins after Jamaica’s 4x100m relay teams ended the IAAF World Championships with fireworks and a double gold-medal sweep at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. JAMMS Members Receive Royalties In Summer Payout. Record producers, who are members of the Jamaica Music Society (JAMMS), are having more to smile about these days… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Douglas Manley Had A Wicked Sense Of Humour. Remembered as a man of few words who always had something profound to say when he did speak, last Thursday, family and friends bid a fond farewell to Dr Douglas Ralph Manley, CD, at a sombre thanksgiving service at the University Chapel, Mona, St Andrew… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Jamaica On Top Of Sprinting World. The debate is dead! In the fight to determine the official sprint capital of the world, Jamaica scored a decisive knockout over arch-rival United States (US) and the rest of the globe at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics (WCA) here, adding an exclamation point yesterday (August 18) with two more gold medals in the relays… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com