6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 1, 2013


  1. Gleaner Honour Award Winners. Read about the winners of The Gleaner’s Golden Award – Digicel Jamaica Ltd. – and The Gleaner’s Global Jamaican Award – Usain Bolt (Image: Olympian Usain Bolt arriving at the Gleaner Honour Awards last night)
  2. Most Basic Schools Still Without Trained Teachers.  Professor Maureen Samms-Vaughan, chairperson of the Early Childhood Commission (ECC), has reported that though there has been gradual improvements in early-childhood institutions reaching the required standard of having trained teachers, most schools are still struggling in the area…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Barbaric – Four-Year-Old Rajay Becomes Second Child Murdered In Less Than 24 Hours.  The now all-too-familiar wail of a mother over the death of her child echoed in Allman Town, central Kingston, yesterday as Trudy-Ann Brown mourned the shooting of her only son, four-year-old Rushaun Burford…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. ‘I Am Sorry’.  “I am very sorry.” Admittedly still suffering from her performance in the 400m hurdles semi-final at the London Olympic Games, Jamaican hurdler Melaine Walker has asked for forgiveness from the public, expressing regret at the uninspired 55.74 run, five months ago…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Heart Takes Centre Stage This Month.  The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) on Tuesday officially launched Heart Month 2013, which is being observed under the theme: ‘Risk for heart disease: does sex matter?’…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Startime Reintroduced Officially.  Artistes, musicians, sponsors, sponsors’ representatives, media personnel and many fans were at the Overtime Lounge, National Housing Trust car park, on Wednesday, to welcome back Startime, Jamaica’s most popular vintage concert, at its official relaunch…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com