6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 31, 2015

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  1. The CSEC Grade: Time For A Change. Educators islandwide are clamouring for new and creative approaches to teaching that will capture the imagination of boys… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. ‘It Was My Idea’ – O’Hara Claims ‘Extraordinary’ Act Was His Own. “I am an extraordinary person,” Calabar track star Michael O’Hara has declared in response to the controversy surrounding his unveiling of telecommunications firm Digicel’s tag line on Saturday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Holness Stands In Control. A senior Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) member reportedly said yesterday that it would be suicidal for members of parliament (MP) on the opposition benches to remove Andrew Holness as their leader… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Principal Probes Track Coach’s Assault On Athlete. The principal of a prominent high school has launched an investigation after one of its track-and-field coaches slapped a female athlete in the face at the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships at the National Stadium on Friday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. J-Flag Wants More Done For Gays. The Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) has urged the Government to do more to protect the rights of persons who are discriminated against because of their sexual orientation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. ISSA To Vote On Ethics Code. Deepening concerns over multiple issues threatening high-school sports in Jamaica, including possible corruption involving compensation, education and transfer of student athletes, has prompted the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) to formulate a code of ethics, which principals are expected to vote on in June… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com