6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 11, 2014

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  1. Teacher Caution! Educators Tell Legislators To Tread Carefully With Reform. Senior educators are imploring public officials to tread cautiously in the debate on rationalising the way teacher education is delivered locally… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Anti-Gang Law Skewed Against Inner City, Say Rights Groups. One human-rights group says it has no doubt that the controversial proposed anti-gang law, which lawmakers are expected to debate in the House of Representatives today, will not affect the people of upper St Andrew but instead target residents in depressed inner-city communities… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. EPOC Hopeful But …Tax Revenues Raise Concern. The Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) monitoring Jamaica’s four-year programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it is cautiously optimistic that the Government will meet its targets for the fourth quarter, but is concerned about the underperformance of tax revenues… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Simpson Miller To Defend Foreign Trips. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will today in Gordon House, the seat of Jamaica’s Parliament, defend her travels abroad since 2012 as the parliamentary Opposition prepares to grill the head of Government on public spending for her trips… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Fit O’Hara Ready To Go ‘Much Faster’ – Calabar Sprinter Exudes Confidence After 10.29 Clocking. After clocking a World Youth-leading 10.29 seconds in the boys’ Class One 100 metres time final at the Camperdown Classics on Saturday at the National Stadium, Calabar’s sprint star Michael O’Hara said he is looking to go much faster this season… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. No Better Time To Celebrate Reggae – Reggae Month Debate Rages On. In January 2008, it was announced that February of that same year would be celebrated as Reggae Month. Then Prime Minister Bruce Golding made the announcement, stating that every February thereafter would be recognised as Reggae Month, when the genre would be celebrated for its contribution to the cultural development of Jamaica and its music industry… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com