6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 3, 2013


  1. No Jobs For Grads – Experts Predict Almost 20,000 Youths Leaving School Won’t Find Employment. Nearly half of the more than 40,000 young people who graduate high schools and universities this year may not find employment in the private sector, two stakeholder groups have predicted… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Parents Pleased With Progress At Cedar Grove Academy. As schools reopened yesterday, all eyes were set on the unfinished Cedar Grove Academy at which some 100 students who completed their Grade Six Achievement Test in March were placed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Source: Azan Emerges Unscathed In Spaldings Report. The long-awaited report on the Spaldings Market-Richard Azan probe has been finally submitted to the Cabinet, and according to a Gleaner source at the Clarendon Parish Council, there is nothing in it to incriminate anyone… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Schools Struggle To Find Furniture. It appears the perennial problem of inadequate furniture is still plaguing schools, despite Education Minister Ronald Thwaites saying more than 16,000 pieces of furniture had been delivered to schools… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. MoBay Prostitutes Want Legitimacy; Church Says No. In the wake of recent news that Zurich, Switzerland, now has a secured compound for sex workers, prostitutes in western Jamaica have renewed their call for the legalisation of the trade locally and the establishment of red-light districts… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Day Of Drama At VCB Hearing – Key Documents Not Ready, Campbell-Brown’s Team Upset. Drama. There was a lot of it as Jamaican sprinting standout Veronica Campbell-Brown started her defence against doping charges yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com