6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 16, 2015

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  1. Vaz Relents – MP Apologises Unreservedly For Gang-Style Lyrics. People’s National Party (PNP) Central Westmoreland Member of Parliament (MP) Dwayne Vaz has buckled under pressure from a wave of stinging public criticism and has “categorically and unreservedly” apologised for his offensive utterances on a political platform in Mount Salem, St James, last week… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Irresponsible! – JTA President Says Barring Corporal Punishment Sends Wrong Message To Kids. President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association Norman Allen has labelled as “irresponsible” suggestions from the Ministry of Education that corporal punishment be prohibited in schools… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. New Climate Deal A Signal To Private Sector. The new global climate deal, reached after two weeks of intense negotiations, is a signal to the private sector, local and international, of the need to reassess current investment flows… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Snooping On Social Media Proposed As Part Of US Visa Background Checks. Lawmakers are working on legislation to ensure a person’s online presence is reviewed as part of the vetting process for a visa to enter the United States (US)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. St Thomas Is Open For Business – Parish Gets Pass Mark At European Business Assembly. The European Business Assembly (EBA) has recently passed St Thomas as an attractive and fit parish for business investments… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Burrell Not Keen On Top CONCACAF Job. Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president, Captain Horace Burrell, revealed that given the recent corruption investigations which rocked world football and threw the regional body into chaos following the arrest two former presidents, he is not keen to be head of CONCACAF… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com