6 Things You Need To Know Today: April 2, 2013


  1. Gov’t to wrap up wage negotiations. Minister with responsibility for the Public Service, Horace Dalley says the Government is hoping to conclude outstanding wage negotiations with several public sector unions by the early part of this month… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Education minister wants increased PATH benefits for students.  In a bid to lessen the number of poor children who are regularly absent from the classroom, Education Minister Ronald Thwaites says he will be lobbying aggressively to extend the number of days students are provided with lunch under the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. PetroCaribe projects face unsure future. With looming uncertainty over the PetroCaribe Energy Cooperation Agreement, following the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, there is concern that the future of the projects under the cash-rich PetroCaribe Development Fund (PDF) is also unsure… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Comprehensive assessment. The NWC president said that a comprehensive assessment had already been made of all elements of the 460 NWC-operated water-supply systems islandwide, and plans were being developed and implemented, with priority given to those measures that could bring the most positive results in the shortest possible time… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Golden flurry – Jamaicans sweep to victory in Carifta cold. In chilly conditions at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium last night, the jam-packed crowd, which included thousands of cheering Jamaican fans waving their green, gold and black flags, witnessed some awesome running in the 200 metres… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Sunshine Girls face tough battle. An inexperienced but confident Sunshine Girls team will face England Roses in the opening match of their three-Test Supreme Ventures Sunshine Series, at the National Indoor Sports Centre this evening, starting at 7:30… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com