6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. PM: Don’t confuse investment and growth
  2. Songwriter tops list of nat’l honourees
  3. INDECOM boss asks for social change
  4. Teen to receive badge of honour
  5. Independent Ja failing – Ashley
  6. Popular Kgn exercise spots

Prime Minister Andrew Holness

1. PM: Don’t confuse investment and growth

Investments do not necessarily automatically translate into or contribute to economic growth unless there is significant value added, Prime Minister Andrew Holness explained during his keynote address at the 66th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in May Pen, Clarendon, yesterday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Songwriter tops list of nat’l honourees

Philanthropist and inter-national superstar Harold George Bellanfanti Jr, better known as Harry Belafonte, will add membership in the Order of Merit to his list of prestigious awards as the sole new entrant at this year’s National Honours and Awards ceremony in October.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. INDECOM boss asks for social change

Terrence Williams, head of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), is decrying independent Jamaica’s failure to effectively deal with the problem of crime and to provide security and justice for its people. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Teen to receive badge of honour

Learning that she will be awarded a badge of honour for gallantry is a belated birthday present for 19-year-old Selana Reid, who assisted with rescuing several wards of the State at the Walker’s Place of Safety, which was gutted by fire in January. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Independent Ja failing – Ashley

While arguing that National Hero Norman Manley was not “pre-mature” in stating that the mission of his generation was to gain self-government for Jamaica, outspoken attorney and social advocate Dr Paul Ashley says the island’s leaders have failed the “capability test”. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Popular Kgn exercise spots

Where are the best spots to go to for outdoor exercise? Mountain Spring in St Andrew and the Palisadoes Strip in Kingston were some of the most populated areas when it came to finding Jamaicans getting in a good workout as The Gleaner made its way around the Corporate Area last week. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.