6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 2, 2015

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  1. Never Again! Arscott Says Jamaica Won’t See Another Major Fire At Riverton. Local Government Minister Noel Arscott said yesterday that Jamaica will never again see a fire of the magnitude of the last one at the Riverton City disposal site… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. US Embassy Scare. A little more than a week before United States President Barack Obama is scheduled to make an official visit to Jamaica, the local police and security personnel at the US Embassy in St Andrew were forced to spring into action yesterday, as they apprehended a Caucasian man who threw a bag over the perimeter wall of the US Embassy on Old Hope Road and tried to escape… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Phillips To Lead Caribbean Charge At Meeting With G20. The G20 Development Working Group has asked Jamaica to co-chair discussions on the peculiar challenges in Caribbean countries at its Spring meeting to be held in Washington, United States, later this month… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Logistics Hub Challenge. The Ministry  of Industry, Investment and Commerce has revealed that there is a high probability that insufficient funding and/or lack of fiscal space could negatively impact its logistics hub initiative… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. No Oversell, No Duplication Of Champs Tickets – ISSA. The Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) says there was no overselling or duplication of tic-kets for the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. One Shining 44-Second Moment From Bloomfield At Champs 2015. When Javon Francis ran 45 seconds to win the Class One 400 metres at last year’s Boys’ Championships, it seemed to be a record for the ages… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com