6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 1, 2015


  1. Security Officials Keep Eyes On Extremists Ahead Of Obama Visit. With just over a week to go before the arrival of United States (US) President Barack Obama, Jamaica’s security forces, in collaboration with Interpol and US law-enforcement agents, have begun monitoring a watch list that includes local and international extremists… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Ask Obama To Help Jamaica On Oil – US Congresswoman. The reduction of foreign oil dependency and an increase in United States (US) investments and commerce are among the issues US Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney wants Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller to delve into during her meeting with President Barack Obama next week… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Councillors Facing Charges Should Not Run In Elections, Says Munroe. With three of its councillors currently before the courts on criminal charges, and another referred to the director of public prosecutions for a ruling, the governing People’s National Party (PNP) yesterday indicated it would not be rushing to remove those persons as standard-bearers in the now-due local government elections… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Wehby Calls For Government To Revert To Junior Stock Exchanges’s Original Incentive Scheme. “I recommend strongly that the Government of Jamaica revert to the Junior Stock Exchange’s original incentive scheme, so that small businesses can grow.”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Ministry Resolute After NEPA Serves Notice Over Pedro Cays. The threat of personal prosecution by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has left Permanent Secretary Donovan Stanberry resolute that the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will not be pushed into finding a quick fix to the long-standing unsanitary conditions on the Pedro Cays… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Digicel Sportsmax Nets Five-Year NBA Deal. Digicel SportsMax landed a five-year partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to deliver live games and extensive NBA programming to more than 30 Caribbean territories, which would make Digicel the official wireless partner of the NBA in the region… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com