6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 25, 2015


  1. Stay The Course – World Bank Representative Appeals To Next Elected Government To Maintain Economic Programme. World Bank Country Manager Galina Sotirova is urging whichever party emerges victorious in the next general election to stay the economic course being charted by Jamaica under the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) extended fund facility… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Apologise For Slavery! – Reparations Committee Wants David Cameron To Say Sorry For Wrongs Of UK Past. Professor Verene Shepherd, chair of the National Commission on Reparation (NCR), is insisting that Jamaican legislators settle for nothing short of an apology for the ills of slavery from British Prime Minister David Cameron, who is expected to visit the island next week… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. JTA Supports Dismissal Of Robb-Oddman As Father Mourns Death Of Prickly Pole Student. The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) yesterday indicated it was in full support of the termination of the appointment of Vinnette Robb-Oddman as chairman of the board of the Prickly Pole Primary School in St Ann… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. IDB Funds Major Climate Change Project. Jamaica is to benefit from a US$20-million pilot climate-change adaptation programme to be funded mainly by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which will be implemented by the Ministry of Land, Water, Environment and Climate Change, working with selected, allied state agencies and non-government organisations… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. MP Bats For Backbench Committee. Debate has commenced in the House of Representatives on a private member’s motion brought by East Portland Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Lynvale Bloomfield, the mover telling legislators that creation of a backbench committee would decrease the need for a large executive, bridging the gap between the people and government… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Hydel, ‘Selassie’ Square Off In Manning Cup. Hydel High will square off against Haile Selassie High in today’s feature Group B clash of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW Manning Cup preliminary round at Cling Cling Oval, starting at 3:30 p.m… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com