6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 23, 2013


  1. T&T Job Magnet – Jamaicans Drawn To Employment Opportunities In Twin-Island Republic. Trinidad and Tobago – the twin-island republic in the eastern Caribbean – is truly the great Caribbean lure for Jamaican job seekers, and the signs are there for all to see… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Export Labour… A Win-Win Situation For Both Countries – Programme To Send Jamaican Workers To T&T Proposed. Jamaica could soon be given a much-needed opportunity to export labour to its CARICOM neighbour, Trinidad and Tobago (T&T), in an exchange programme aimed at easing the disconcerting trade imbalance between the two countries… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Diaspora Lauded For Helping Tessanne Become ‘The Voice’. Tessanne Chin’s victory in singing competition, The Voice, is being attributed largely to the support galvanised by those in the diaspora… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Allow Teachers To Teach. As the country continues to mull over the bleak state several of its public schools are said to be in, according to the recent National Education Inspectorate (NEI) report, one education expert is calling for more focus to be placed on teaching and learning… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Know The Facts: Retirees Learn About HIV/AIDS. While the rate of HIV and AIDS among persons over 50 years old is considered low, one local health official has warned that the virus and disease are not age-specific. Addressing a workshop hosted by the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons Jamaica and the support of the United States (US) President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programme, Dr Jeremy Knight, director of the HIV programme in the Ministry of Health, encouraged persons to place the disease in perspective by getting correct information… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Twenty20 Champs For High Schools. Eight High schools are down to contest the inaugural School’s Invitational T20 Championships set for January 3-5, 2014 at Chedwin Park in St Catherine… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com