6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 27, 2013


  1. Eastern Tragedy – PM Mourns With Caribbean Neighbours After Heavy Rains Take Lives. Prime Minister Portia Simpson has pledged Jamaica’s support to its neighbours in sections of the Eastern Caribbean, after heavy rains led to several deaths, flooding and destruction of property on the eve of Christmas… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Only 64 Prep Schools Performing Above Average, Study Shows. Of the more than 200 preparatory schools operating across the island, only 64 have been deemed to be performing above average, according to a study conducted by think tank Educate Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Schools To Start New Curricula. When the new school term begins in January, students at 24 institutions across the country will be exposed to the new grades one to nine curricula… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. New Recruits Good, But JCF Requires More – Ellington. Police Commissioner Owen Ellington is estimating that by year end, more than 1,300 new members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force would have been recruited and trained… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Public-Sector Workers To Contribute 5% Towards Pension. In the White Paper on public-sector pension reform tabled in Parliament last week, the Government is proposing that contributions from workers be set at five per cent of their salaries… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Nelson Seals Jockeys’ Title. Champion jockey Dane Nelson was an elated and relieved man yesterday after he retained the jockeys’ championship following a fabulous four-timer at Caymanas yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com