6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 10, 2014

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  1. Preps On Top – Survey Says Private Schools Best At GSAT; Primaries Lagging Behind. If a child was born in rural Jamaica and attends a public school, he or she is more likely to be performing below average on the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) than a child living in urban centres and attending private school… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Institutions In Most Parishes Perform Poorly, Says Study. Information gleaned from a Johnson Survey Research study has painted a dismal picture of the overall Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) performance of schools in many parishes… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Russia Looks Forward To Deeper Jamaica Ties. Jamaicans are today being urged to celebrate with Russia as that nation commemorates the 10th anniversary of its ‘Professional Day’… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Men Stick With ‘Gal In A Bungle’. Promiscuity among Jamaican males has remained high, with the average man having up to six different sexual partners each year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Marlo Rodman Tops Café Blue Mountain Time Trial. Marlo Rodman of the Heat Wave Cycling Club in Trinidad and Tobago captured the Café Blue Mountain cycling time trial yesterday, clocking 21 minutes 28 seconds over the five-mile course in Irish Town, St Andrew… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. ‘University’ Of JaRIA Analyses Bob Marley. “People, there are those who say reggae is an inspirational force. I support it. There is something that I personally call, in the creative arts, the invisible consciousness. It is the thing that drives us as artistes.Whether it is contrived or not, it has to come from your gut,” said Ibo Cooper, who was the lecturer at the JaRIA (Jamaica Reggae Industry Association) Open University on Thursday, Bob Marley’s birthday. Thus, the theme for the session was Bob Marley… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com