6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 8, 2014


  1. Pervert Teachers – Data Shows Sexual Predators Prevalent In Schools. Children’s advocate Diahann Gordon-Harrison is expressing grave concern over the fact that some teachers are “exhibiting predatory sexual behaviour” towards children in schools and that other members of staff are choosing to cover it up… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Abortion Law Is Restrictive – MP. Dayton Campbell, medical practitioner and member of parliament (MP) for North East St Ann, has said the current abortion law in Jamaica frustrates thousands of Jamaican women, particularly the poor, who are in desperate need of abortion services… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. GSAT Will Be History By 2017. The Grade-Six Achievement Test (GSAT) will be history by 2017. Education Minister Ronald Thwaites yesterday announced that a new exit exam will be in primary schools by that time… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. PATH Parents Asked To Help With Lunch. Parents whose children are on Government’s poor-relief vehicle, the Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH), are being asked to provide between $45 and $60 for the provision of meals two days per week… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. St Ann Could Get Coal-Fired Refinery. Signalling the possible revival of the bauxite sector, portfolio minister Phillip Paulwell on Tuesday announced that a deal could be inked with Xinfa of China, which would see the building of a coal-fired refinery in St Ann, and the export of up to 4.5 million tonnes of bauxite annually for 25 years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Primary Champs Resumes. The four-day Institute of Sports (INSPORTS)/Seprod Primary Athletics Championships is set to resume today at the National Stadium with three finals… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com