6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 16, 2013


  1. Hunger Pains: Underfed Children Fill Public Schools – In-Need Students Take Lunch Home For Dinner. The Government, through the Education Ministry and Ministry of Social Security, is currently saddled with a heavy financial burden to provide at least one meal per day to hungry children within the island’s public school system… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. We’ve Got The Power! Angels Grove Residents Initiate Self-Help Project. The residents of Angels Grove in St Catherine are creating ripples, not only across their community, but through neighbouring communities as they work outside the proverbial box to empower themselves and others… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Education Minister Unveils School Inspection Report. The latest National Education Inspectorate (NEI) report highlights what appears to be a pre-occupation of school administrators with the acquiring of resources, while less focus is being placed on teaching and learning as well as leadership and management… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Nat’l Curriculum Coming For Mothers, Fathers. As school and State officials bemoan the growing evidence of weaknesses in the upbringing of children, the National Parenting Support Commission – an offshoot of the Ministry of Education – is to create a parenting curriculum… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Jarrett Urges Clarendon To Get Ready For Opportunities. Clarendon residents have been urged by Earl Jarrett, general manager of Jamaica National Building Society, to lobby to ensure business facilities related to the global logistics hub are established in their parish, as a result of the country’s thrust to become the world’s fourth global logistics hub… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Simpson Enjoys New Coaching – Doyle. Olympic 100-metre silver medallist, Sherone Simpson, is settling nicely at her new training camp in Florida, where she is being coached by veteran Loren Seagrave… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com