6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 24, 2014


  1. Weed Time – Paulwell Hints At Clearer Days For Ganja This Year. Marijuana advocates in Jamaica are on a high after Leader of Government Business in the House of Representatives Phillip Paulwell signalled to stake-holders that the use of marijuana in specific quantities is on the Parliamentary agenda for decriminalisation in the upcoming legislative year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Four-Day Confab Staged To Boost Math Numbers. A major initiative aimed at enhancing the teaching and learning of mathematics in public schools island-wide kicked off last week, with the staging of a four-day conference involving more than 200 principals and heads of maths departments in primary and high schools… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. ‘I Am The Happiest Police Informer’. Another Jamaican legislator has declared that he is “a proud police informer.”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Montague Wants Hotels Delinquent In Payments Denied Import Licences. If former agriculture minister Robert Montague has his way, the days of importers who owe farmers being given food import licenses would be relegated to history… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. ‘Church Should Help With Restorative Justice’ – Bunting. National Security Minister Peter Bunting has pointed to the need to incorporate community institutions, such as the church, in the restorative justice programme… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Calabar High Win McCook Trophy – Class Three Boys Clock Astounding 41.83 In 4x100m. When Jamaica College (JC) set a new record of 43.31 seconds to win the boys’ Class Three 4×100 metres at Gibson Relays in 2011, many thought that record would have stayed for a long time, but last Saturday inside the National Stadium the thousands of fans saw something extra special… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com