6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 3, 2016

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Members of the Jamaica Military Band rehearse yesterday ahead of today’s swearing-in of Andrew Holness as Prime Minister of Jamaica.
  1. Andrew’s Big Day – Consensus Key As Holness Starts First Full Term As Prime Minister. The usual serenity at King’s House will today be shattered by gleeful, thunderous applause as Andrew Michael Holness is installed for his first full term as prime minister of Jamaica by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen on the lush, green lawns of the latter’s residence… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. St Mary South Eastern Recount Could Go ‘Til Next Week. Attorneys for the two main political parties have signalled that the magisterial recount for the St Mary South Eastern constituency could go into next week… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Political Parties Urged To Continue Vale Royal Talks. If there was ever a need for a revival of the Vale Royal talks, initiated by former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson in the 1990s and continued by the Bruce Golding and Portia Simpson Miller administrations, it is now… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Jamaica To Do Its Share Of Climate Change Mitigation. Jamaica is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of 1.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year by 2030 as part of its global commitment to take climate change mitigation action… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Diversify Teacher Training To Attract Young People To Profession – Pinnock. President at The Mico University College, Dr Ashburn Pinnock, has argued that teacher-training institutions should begin exploring ways to diversity their programme offerings in order to attract more young people to the teaching profession… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6.  Major Increase In ‘Champs’ Expense. The Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) will have to dip deeper into its pockets to stage this year’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships inside the National Stadium, with the 2016 budget climbing by over $13 million when compared to last year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com