6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 25, 2014

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  1. Punished By Portia – Holness Outlines Policy Plans While Decrying Pain Inflicted By Gov’t. Signalling that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is about to go into campaign mode, Opposition Leader Andrew Holness told the House of Representatives yesterday that the party has a range of policy options it intends to implement the next time it forms the Government… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Reece Denies Claims That Clergy Members Abusing Alpha Boys. Archbishop Emeritus of Kingston Donald Reece has flatly denied allegations that senior members of the Catholic Church have been preying on the wards of the Alpha Boys Home… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. DBJ Execs 2013 Salary Increased By $6.46m. Salaries and emoluments for senior executives of the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) increased last year by a total of $6.46 million, or 9.43 per cent, over the $68.48 million in 2012… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Gov’t To Boost Planning For Climate Change. Thirty representatives from Jamaican ministries and agencies are, within weeks, expected to undergo training in climate change risk assessment and planning… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Review Of Adoption Act Long Overdue – Children’s Advocate. Diahann Gordon-Harrison, the children’s advocate, has agreed that a review of the Adoption Act is long overdue, noting that no change has been made since its implementation in 1958… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Focus On Edwin Allen. Edwin Allen High’s girls are poised to dominate the 120th staging of the Penn Relays at the Franklinfield Stadium in Philadelphia… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com