6 Things You Need To Know Today: April 17, 2013


  1. What A Mess! Bacteria-Loaded Toilet Papers Bung Up Sales. Confusion reigned yesterday in the local manufacturing sector as there was a mad rush by retailers to return products to local toilet-paper manufacturers after the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) on Monday published what has been described as a preliminary list of acceptable brands… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Budget Debate Has Business Community Waiting To Exhale. The top brass of the business and industrial sectors already appear to be feeling “less taxed” in anticipation of tomorrow’s opening of the 2013-2014 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives by Minister of Finance, Planning and the Public Service Dr Peter Phillips… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Gov’t Must Uphold Integrity Standards – Civil Society. The Jamaica Civil Society Coalition (JCSC) has expressed “alarm” at Cabinet’s reaction to the admitted misplaced involvement of member of parliament for North West Clarendon, Richard Azan, in the unapproved construction of shops at the Spaldings Market in Clarendon… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Tributes Speak Volumes At Maurice Facey’s Farewell. “A funeral that registered the feeling of the people”, was how former prime minister and long-time leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Edward Seaga, in the midst of tears, described the thanksgiving service for the life of the late Maurice William Facey… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. J$26.5m Training For Small Business Owners. Some 105 small business owners from communities in West Central St James are to benefit from a J$26.5 million training programme, which will enable them to better manage and ensure the sustainability of their operations… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Bombings Ignite ‘Valid Worry’ For Penns. A top official for an organisation which provides vital support to hundreds of Jamaicans participating in the annual Penn Relay Carnival in the United States has expressed concerns leading into the 119th running of the event next week, in the wake of Monday’s terrorist attacks at an international sporting event in the US… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com