6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 28, 2016


  1. Growth Council Seeking 5% GDP Growth In Next Four Years. Business mogul Michael Lee Chin, who was yesterday named chairman of the Government’s Economic Growth Council (EGC), has pledged to work tirelessly with council members and other Jamaican stakeholders to achieve economic growth of five per cent over the next four years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. US$900 Million Available For Climate Change Programmes. New Commonwealth secretary general, Baroness Patricia Scotland, is on her way to Belize to spearhead the establishment of a climate change centre to assist Jamaica and other member states affected by climate change… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. National Parenting Body Supports Proposal For Schools To Charge Percentage Of Tuition Funding. The National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) is urging the Government to consider a proposal by a high-school principal to allow schools to charge a fixed percentage of the planned increase in tuition assistance per student… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. $798 Million To Upgrade Office Buildings. A sum of $798.7 million has been allocated to carry out infrastructural works to several office buildings of agencies of the Ministry of Finance and Planning… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Anti-Lottery ‘School Campaign’ Reaping Rewards – 6-Y-O Changes Mind About Wanting To Be A Scammer. The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) anti-lottery scam educational campaign has reportedly targeted close to 50 schools and interacted with more than 10,000 students since the initiative was launched in the Area One Police Division in 2015… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Spencer Excited By New PUMA Deal. Hurdling standout Kaliese Spencer says she was excited, following news that she had signed a new kit sponsorship deal with Puma and is hoping to inspire young females through this new platform… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com