6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 27, 2015

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  1. What Gangs? – Thwaites Questions Accuracy Of Reported Criminal Cliques In Schools. Education Minister Ronald Thwaites, backtracking on his recent description of uncontrolled students as ‘leggo beasts’, yesterday went a step further to condemn reports that students are forming gangs within some high schools… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. PIOJ Cites Economic Growth … But Raises Concern About Increase In Murders. The director general of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Colin Bullock, is warning of the serious risk posed by the recent spike in murders. He is highlighting the increase in murders along with the impact of drought as two phenomena that present a real and present danger to growth in the Jamaican economy… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. PM Promises More Support For Manufacturing. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller on Tuesday gave the assurance that her administration is committed to making it easier for manufacturers to export their products, pointing to the continued modernisation and upgrading of the export systems for greater efficiency… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Wage Deal Inked Between Teachers And The Government. Cordial exchanges replaced the trenchant language that dominated wage negotiations as government representatives inked the new deal with the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) at Jamaica House yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. ‘I’m The Man To Beat’ – History-Chasing McLeod Embraces Favourite’s Tag For 110m Hurdles Gold Medal. Omar McLeod arrived in Beijing as quite a big deal, being the fastest man in China entered in the 110m hurdles at the IAAF World Championships… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Jamaica Aims For Top-10 Coastal Cleanup Ranking. The Jamaica Environ-ment Trust (JET) is looking forward to another record turnout for this year’s International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day activities in Jamaica, to be held on September 19… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com