6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 3, 2015


  1. Insurance Premiums Skyrocket For Accident-Prone Class Of Young Drivers. The carnage on the nation’s roadways is causing drivers under 30 years old to dig deeper into their pockets to pay, on average, as much as 80 per cent more for motor vehicle insurance than their counterparts over that age… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Today Is Peace Day. Since 1996 the first Tuesday in March has been recognised as Peace Day. This year, under the theme “A Better Jamaica – Peace by Peace,” some 20 schools in the downtown Kingston area will be staging a peace walk to the St William Grant Park where a free concert will be held for participating schools and students… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Light For All By 2017 – Paulwell Says Solar Power Will Be Employed To Energise Remote Rural Communities. Jamaica is to be darkness-free by 2017. Well, almost free of darkness, according to Phillip Paulwell, the energy minister who says the Government is prepared to use solar energy to power houses in remote rural areas that are not currently connected to the grid… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Jamaica To Import 200 Goat Embryos. Some 200 goat embryos are to be purchased next fiscal year as part of a programme aimed at improving the breeding stock of small ruminants – sheep and goats… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Post Offices Going Mobile- Government Embarks On Pilot As Postal Services Become Uneconomic. Workers employed to post offices and postal agencies islandwide are being prepared from transition due to the changing landscape in which they operate… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Bolt In Better Shape, Looking Forward To World Championships. In the finals of the sprint relays at the London Olympics in 2012 and again at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last year, Usain Bolt got the baton almost even with the anchors for the United States’ Ryan Bailey and England’s Danny Talbot, respectively… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com