6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 3, 2014

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  1. ‘Franno’ Pleased With MVP Transition. After losing track ‘senators’ such as Asafa Powell, Brigitte Foster-Hylton, Melaine Walker, Michael Frater and Sherone Simpson, head coach Stephen ‘Franno’ Francis admitted that the MVP Track Club is at a transitional stage, but assured that the University of Technology-based outfit will continue to produce world-class talent… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Jamaica Meets Fourth-Quarter Target Ahead Of Budget. The government is declaring it has met the primary-surplus target and is on its way to passing a fourth consecutive quarterly review, under its economic programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. No Defying OUR – Paulwell To Grant 381MW Licence To EWI, Cites Fear Of Court Action. Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell yesterday revealed he has no intention of going against an Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) recommendation to grant a licence to Energy World International (EWI)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Local Produce Now More Competitive – Grant. Senator Norman Grant, president of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), has appealed to Jamaican consumers to reward the efforts of local farmers by purchasing more local agricultural produce, insisting that these can now compete with imports in terms of quality, volume and pricing… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Throne Speech Promises Missed. When Governor General Sir Patrick Allen delivers the Throne Speech in Gordon House today, signaling the start of the 2014-2015 parliamentary year, he will outline a raft of measures both legislative and fiscal, which the Portia Simpson Miller administration intends to pursue over the 12-month period… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Caribbean Gov’ts Agree To Train Int’l Financial Services Workers. Determined to protect the lucrative international financial services (IFCs) industry in the region, Caribbean governments have agreed to establish a centre of excellence to train workers for the sector… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
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