6 Things You Need To Know Today: April 18, 2013

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  1. We’re Making Progress – Phillips – Finance Minister Upbeat As Bilateral Assistance Pours In. Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips is expressing confidence that the overseas assistance to boost revenue intake in the Government’s coffers should place him in good stead in the 2013-2014 financial year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. ‘Contaminated Products Will Be Pulled From Shelves’. Health officials are taking steps to invoke the public-health law as they move to yank brands of tissues that have shown high levels of bacteria from the shelves of supermarkets and other wholesale outlets… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Herbert Thompson Named ECJ Chairman. Chancellor of the University College of the Caribbean, Dr Herbert Thompson, has been appointed chairman of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Robbery Shocker – Cops Probe Cayman Link As Businessman, Political Activist Fingered In Multimillion-Dollar Jewellery Heist. Law-enforcement agents probing last week’s heist of Rolex watches from Swiss Stores in downtown Kingston have now turned their eyes to the Cayman Islands, where a similar robbery took place and some of the expensive watches transported to Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. 150 Students To Benefit From Spanish Seminar. In an effort to continue supporting the teaching and learning of Spanish, The Spanish-Jamaica Foundation (SJF) is partnering with the Ministry of Education and eight embassies to stage a Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) oral examination practice ‘immersion’ day today… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Asafa Still Has Appeal – Agent. He brands himself as the ‘Sub-10 King’ these days and no one can dispute it, as he has posted a record 88 sub-10 seconds marks in the 100 metres… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com