6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 22, 2015

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  1. National Housing Trust’s $2 Billion Of Investments In Limbo. Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis has revealed that investments by the National Housing Trust (NHT) totalling $2 billion in three major projects have failed to produce any returns after periods spanning five to more than 10 years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Jamaica Safe From Decline In Sugar Price Globally, But… While the sharp decline in sugar price on the world stage is now creating anxiety among several African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states, Jamaica is being spared from the jitters, thanks to its lucrative three-year deal with the British refiner Tate & Lyle, which will be in place until the end of the year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Government To Reclaim Farm Lands. The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries yesterday served notice that it is serious about reclaiming and retaining large tracts of arable Crown lands which it intends to put back into agricultural production… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Discrepancy Exposed In Ellington Testimony. The West Kingston commission of Enquiry yesterday heard evidence that contradicted the testimony of former Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington on the number of illegal firearms seized by the security forces during the May 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Portmore To Get $5.8-Billion Transportation Centre. The Sunshine City of Portmore in St Catherine is to get a transport centre similar to the one constructed in Half-Way Tree in St Andrew… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Samuels Leads West Indies Fightback. West Indies middle order batsman Marlon Samuels rallied an ambitious fightback with a counterattack on England bowlers that also brought him within sight of his seventh Test century on the first day of the second cricket Test yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com