6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 7, 2016


  1. We’ve Talked Too Long – JMA Boss Declares Time To Act Against T&T. As anger continues to mount against Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) over a protracted immigration and trade gridlock, the Jamaican Government is being urged to stop talking and act… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Laws With Teeth Needed For Child Protection. The Reverend Everton Jackson, chairman of the western Jamaica arm of the Peace Management Initiative (PMI), says keeping the nation’s children safe is not only a divine imperative, but a national responsibility, which should be enforced through legislation and protective policies… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. NSWMA Forensic Audit Could Cost Millions. Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie yesterday called for an immediate forensic audit of the problem-plagued National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), an exercise that an experienced accountant said could cost the Government millions of dollars and which could extend over several months… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. More Calls For NSWMA Probe Even As OCG Investigates Agency. Contractor General Dirk Harrison says his office is already conducting a probe at the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Sugar Price Not Right – Cane Farmer Says Current Price Is Unsustainable. Third-generation cane farmer Kenneth Newman has indicated that he may be put out of business if the price he receives per tonne for the sugar produced from the cane he supplies to sugar manufacturers remains at its current level… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. ‘Beating The English Is Sweeter’ – Samuels Says ‘Disrespect’ Provides Deeper Motivation To Win Against England. West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels has revealed that beating England in the final of the recent ICC World Twenty20 in India means more than defeating hosts Sri Lanka four years ago… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com