6 Things You Need To Know Today: April 5, 2013

Dennis Chung
  1. Big Squeeze – Budget Demands Tighter Spending. Most government ministries and departments will have to survive with less money this fiscal year as Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips has kept his word and dramatically tightened the Government’s spending plans… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Going Behind The Numbers – Debt Shadow Continues To Loom In 2013-2014 Estimates Of Expenditure. Yesterday Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips tabled an expenditure budget of $520.89 billion in the House of Representatives which includes projected debt-servicing costs of $225.25 billion… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. JDIP Replacement Gets A Name. A major US$353-million infrastructure project funded jointly by the China Ex-Im Bank and the Jamaican Government will be rolled out by the Portia Simpson Miller administration, starting this fiscal year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Case Overload – Chief Justice Expresses Concern Over Surplus Of Court Cases. The Easter session of the Home Circuit Court opened on Wednesday with Chief Justice Zaila McCalla expressing concern about the huge backlog of cases and calling for action to be taken “now” for the list to be reduced significantly… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Dennis Chung New PSOJ Chief Executive – To Resign From Public Boards. Financial analyst and management consultant Dennis Chung has been appointed as CEO of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, replacing outgoing head Sandra Glasgow. He is expected to begin duties on May 1… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. No Medals For Jamaica In Carifta Open Water. Jamaica failed in its bid to win a medal in the open water section of the 28th staging of the Carifta Swimming Championship. None of the country’s six swimmers, who went up against representatives from nine other territories over the 5K course at Puerto Seco Beach, Discovery Bay on Wednesday, finished in the top seven of their events. Open water swimming was introduced for the first time this year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com