6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 7, 2015

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  1. Don’t Abandon PTA After First Meeting Of New School Year – NPTAJ President. When the doors of many schools reopen this week, the focus will not only be on students and teachers but on parents and the role they play in their children’s education… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Church Urged To Play Greater Role In Schools. As the new academic year begins today, churches are being urged to play a greater role in schools. The call has come from Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites, who addressing yesterday’s national church service to observe the start of the 2015-2016 school year, underscored the value of the Church to education in Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. East Portland Delegates Want Moore – Buchanan Survives In St Bess. Incumbent member of parliament for East Portland, Lynvale Bloomfield, suffered a massive blow yesterday, losing out to challenger Andrea Moore in a nail-biting, intra-party selection exercise in the constituency… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Maduro Urges Unity – New 10-Year Plan Announced For PetroCaribe. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has appealed to Latin American and Caribbean leaders to stick together, warning that the path to the future is dominated by what he described as “new colonialisms”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Private Skills Academy For Farmers. The private sector-connected planners behind the revamped Village Academy in Moneague, St Ann hope that at the end of the first 18 months of training young farmers, the project would have produced a surplus fund graduates in start-up agribusiness ventures… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Mattocks Confident Boyz Will ‘Get The Job Done.’ Darren Mattocks, who plays centre forward for Jamaica’s senior men’s national football team and scored in their 3-2 loss to Nicaragua in the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers last Friday, believes all is not lost and the Reggae Boyz will bounce back… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com