6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 2, 2013


  1. JLP Begins Healing – Holness, Shaw Camps Seek Unity. Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leadership challenger Audley Shaw and his influential supporters – including former deputy leaders James Robertson and Dr Christopher Tufton, as well as Edmund Bartlett and Delroy Chuck – have been extended an olive branch as the party seeks to heal its wounds… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. ‘Focus On STEM For Jamaica’s Development’. Two of the island’s noted educators are calling for greater emphasis to be placed on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as areas crucial to Jamaica’s development… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. ‘Nation Not Prepared For Logistics Hub’. As discussions continue around the benefits Jamaica could accumulate from the proposed logistics hub, one senior educator is of the view that Jamaicans are not prepared enough to grasp the promised opportunities from such an initiative… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaicans Know They Should, But Don’t Save. Dr Dana Morris-Dixon, executive with responsibility for business development and research at Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), has suggested there is a gap between financial literacy in Jamaica and the country’s savings rate… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. ‘Change How School Boards Are Selected’. Opposition senator Ruel Reid has called for a change in how school boards are selected… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Panton Reigns Supreme. Jeffrey Panton and his co-driver, Michael Fennell Jr, successfully defended their title in impressive fashion at the two-day 2013 Jamaica Millennium Motor Club (JMMC) Rally, which concluded at the Tru-Juice Orchards, Bog Walk, St Catherine, yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com