6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 17, 2014

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  1. Little-White: Black People Deserve Write-Offs, Too. Former operator of Outameni Experience, Lennie Little-White, is questioning if “black people” should not get government help, as he responded to criticisms that the Government wrote off his entity’s debt with the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. I Didn’t Write Portia. Lennie Little-White, the chairman of Orange Valley Holdings Ltd, is scoffing at claims by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) that a letter he penned serves as proof that Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller was aware for more than a year of the controversial sale of properties on which the Outameni Experience attraction sits in Trelawny… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Holness Says No To CCJ. Two days before the House of Representatives begins debate on three bills to establish the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as Jamaica’s final court of appeal, it appears the parliamentary Opposition has temporarily shut the door on the regional court… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Officials Face Off Amid AIC Auditing Scandal. Almost nine months after the Auditor General’s Department revealed that some $202.5 million could not be accounted for by Agro-Investment Corporation (AIC), the investment arm of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, former and current officials there are facing off amid a simmering scandal now threatening to rock the ministry… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. NHT Has Options Outside Outameni Experience. While the National Housing Trust (NHT) is making plans to spend an additional $20 million to purchase chattels, intellectual property, script and props from Outameni Experience, at least one attorney-at-law is suggesting that the housing entity could pursue a similar idea without spending more money for the package… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Jacobs Bowls Ja Past Windwards. Damion Jacobs produced an outstanding spell of leg-spin bowling yesterday to propel the Jamaican franchise to a narrow 13-run win over the Windwards Volcanoes, in their opening round WICB Four-day Professional League match at Sabina Park yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
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