5 Things You Need To Know Today – December 10, 2012

  1. IMF Uncertainty Blamed For Rising Debt. Financial analyst Errol Gregory says the uncertainty surrounding the signing of an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is a possible reason for the increase in the country’s debt stock. Gregory, responding to a Sunday Gleaner report which pointed out that Jamaica has racked up $81.9 billion of additional debt during the period January to September 2012. [Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  2. I Stand By The Report, Says Munroe Ellis. Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis is seemingly undaunted by sharp criticisms of her department’s Information Systems Review Report by Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) officials. [Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  3. ‘Shun Gay Lifestyle’ – South African Pastor Warns Ja About Homosexual Lobby. A South African pastor on the weekend urged Jamaicans to become militant against acts of homosexuality, saying condoning such behaviours could lead to consequences of enormous proportions. [Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  4. St Andrew Gets More JPs. Several well-known St Andrew personalities were among the 100 persons added to the list of justices of the peace last Saturday night at Medallion Hall Hotel. [Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  5. I Wanted This For Jamaica 50, Says Walters – Featherweight First Boxer To Deliver WBA Crown On Local Soil. Nicholas ‘The Axeman’ Walters became the World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight boxing champion last Saturday night, in the main bout of a five-fight card promoted by SportsMax and approved by the WBA and the Jamaica Boxing Board of Control. [Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com]