6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 31, 2015


  1. Jamaica’s Mile-Relay Women Mine Gold In Big Beijing Loot At World Championships. Seven. Second. Twelve. One. Those were the numbers that mattered as Jamaica wrapped up a successful and historic campaign at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, with a mixed bag of ecstasy and heartbreak on the last day at the Bird’s Nest… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Jamaica Misses 5-CSEC Target. Despite spending more than $755 billion through the national Budget on education since 2005, Jamaica will not meet the target set out in the national transformation road map of having 60 per cent of students sitting the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations attaining five subjects, including mathematics and English, by 2015… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Britain Says Jamaicans Should Decide Whether It Ditches Queen And Abolishes Appeal To Privy Council. The British Government says that it would not be offended if Jamaica decided to replace the United Kingdom-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the country’s final appellate court and removed the Queen as the country’s head of state… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Education Ministry Says The Arts Not Neglected In STEM Rollout. The Ministry of Education is moving full steam ahead with its initiative to revolutionise the education system with the introduction of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-related academies… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. NSWMA Reports Positive Results From E-Waste Pilot. The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is reporting continued positive results from its six-month Electronic Waste (E-Waste) pilot project… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Bert Van Selm – On PetroCaribe, Public Wages And Potholes. Two weeks ago, an IMF team visited Jamaica to conduct discussions on the ninth review of the four-year Extended Fund Facility with the International Monetary Fund… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com