6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 17, 2015


  1. Beating Ban Stands – Amid Opposition Calls, Education Ministry Stresses Corporal Punishment Remains Against School Regulations. Opposition Spokesperson on Education and Youth Senator Kamina Johnson Smith has called for a ban on the use of corporal punishment in all schools and has asked that a system-wide programme to give educators alternatives be started… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. I Care Zero About Money – Lady Saw. Dancehall icon Lady Saw yesterday declared that she cares “zero” about the potential earnings she stands to lose this holiday season because of her decision to become a servant of God… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. BSJ Targets Block Makers With Inferior Products. Recalcitrant block makers, who breach stipulated standards set out by the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) and continue to sell substandard blocks to consumers, will face tough sanctions as the regulatory body vows to take action against wayward manufacturers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Analysts: FED Rate Increase Could Cause Further $J Depreciation. On December 4, the Jamaican dollar slid to an all-time low of J$120 to buy US$1, a month after Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor Brian Wynter declared that the Jamaican dollar was no longer overvalued and had become less susceptible to unpredictable slippage… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Church Concerned About Present Political Climate. The church has indicated that it is concerned about the political climate in the country and that it will be issuing a statement on the matter this week… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Athletes’ Insurance Plan Gets Cabinet Approval. Cabinet has approved the Government’s athletes insurance plan to provide group health, as well as life and personal accident insurance, for more than 1,000 athletes across all sports… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com