6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 14, 2015


  1. UN Body Wants Continuity – FAO Pushing For Mature Governance From CARICOM States. The ongoing failure of CARICOM countries to reap the full benefits of aid programmes, because of disruptions whenever there is a change of administration, is now a matter of serious concern for at least one international funding agency – the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Girls Who Code – Students At Clan Carthy Primary Learn To Master The Craft Through Tablets-In-Schools Programme. Twenty-five grade six students at Clan Carthy Primary School in Kingston on Friday gave Julian Robinson, state minister for science, technology, energy and ministry, some insight into the different ways they use Internet access to do research for homework, play educational and other games, as well as keep in touch with friends and relatives in Jamaica and across the world… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. More Elite Boys’ Schools Needed – Research Shows Move Necessary To Balance Male-To-Female Ratio At University Level. As women continue to outnumber men at the University of the West Indies (UWI), one researcher has proposed that more elite all-boys secondary schools be built to address the problem… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Foresty Fettered By Fixed Fines. A recent seizure of 855 pieces of Blue Mahoe lumber with a market value of $600,000, the second largest by the Forestry Department in recent times, has highlighted the inadequacy of the relevant legislation in terms of appropriate sanctions for breaches of the Forest Act… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Negotiator Warns Against Complacency Following Paris Climate Talks. After two weeks of wrangling, an international agreement on climate change has been reached – and with crucial elements lobbied for by the Caribbean and other small island developing states (SIDS). But there is no time for complacency… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Bolt, ‘Shelly’ Top Golden Cleats. Though they weren’t there to collect their male and female awards in person at Saturday night’s sixth annual Scotiabank/JAAA annual Golden Cleats awards ceremony inside the Chinese Benevolent Association building (CBA) on Old Hope Road, track megastars Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce gushed with pride and expressed gratitude to organisers Scotiabank and Jamaicans, following their wins… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com