6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 3, 2013


  1. 1,600 Killed In 12 Years – Children Are Easy Targets For Vicious Brutes.  The chilling wail of anguish by parents who have to bury their children is getting louder as criminals seem to set their sights on the island’s defenceless youth.  Just over a month into the new year and, already, The Gleaner has reported at least four children being murdered…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Embittered ‘Storyteller’ Returns.  Alleged former Shower Posse gang leader Richard ‘Storyteller’ Morrison has returned to Jamaica bitter and ashamed of his political leaders who he says “betrayed, abandoned and sold me”.Back on local soil, after spending 22 years in a United States (US) prison, a relaxed Morrison proclaimed that he was pleased to be home a free man…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. When The CAP Won’t Fit – – Millions Spent; Many Students Still Incompetent; Outfit Gets New Teachers.  The Jamaican Government has spent just over $1.6 billion of taxpayers’ money on the Ministry of Education’s Career Advancement Programme (CAP) that has enrolled thousands of students since its inception three years ago, with little to show for this spending…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Miles For Marley – Silent Majority Founder Campaigns For Bob’s National Hero Status.  Derrick ‘Black X’ Robinson has literally walked the walk to back up his talk, putting his feet where his mouth is. After doing warm-up walks of a mere (by his standards) 33 kilometres from Ocho Rios, St Ann, to Port Maria, St Mary, then from Port Maria to Kingston, he started walking for causes…Starting from the Tacky monument in Port Maria at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, he will walk to the Bob Marley Museum, 56 Hope Road, St Andrew, hoping to arrive at about 11:00 a.m. Wednesday.  “At the museum, I will announce the specific reasons why Bob Marley should be made a national hero,” Robinson said…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Superpower Jamaican Accent For Super Bowl.  Contributor Carolyn Cooper, Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies, gives her take on the VW Super Bowl Commercial…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Washington Looks For Ganja Consultant.  The state of Washington is looking for a consultant to advise on growing, testing, labeling and all matters relevant to the regulation of ganja which has just become legal in that state…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com (image of ganja above)