6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 12, 2014


  1. ‘Proceed Until Apprehended’ – JTA Tells Teachers Ignore Education Ministry’s Master Book List. The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) has instructed the nation’s teachers to disregard the Ministry of Education’s master book list, continue operating as they have been, and if they are sanctioned by the ministry, the JTA would defend them… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Gov’t Could Save By Intervening In OCG Decisions – Mines Official. A senior public official has suggested that the country could save more money if the Government rejects some of the positions of the Office of the Contractor General (OCG)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Healing Through The Arts – Art For Life Gives Hope To Young Female Inmates At South Camp Correctional Centre. It has been a year since the inception of the Art For Life programme at the South Camp Correctional Facility, and the coordinators are elated many of the girls have been able to find methods of healing through the arts… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Restrict CHEC’s Involvement In Goat Islands Assessment – Wheatley. Dr Andrew Wheatley, the opposition spokes-person on science, ICT, digital economy development and the environment, has argued for China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC) to be kept out of the process of engaging a firm to conduct an environmental impact assessment (EIA) at the Goat Islands… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. MP Wants Action On SE St Mary Infrastructure. A government backbencher has used the Sectoral Debate to call for immediate attention to the physical infrastructure in the constituency he represents, telling legislators that at times he has felt ashamed to the point of crying… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Brazil On Show. Visitors remember a popular exhibit featuring Bob Marley and Jamaica at the famous TV Tower here a few years ago… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com