6 Things You Need To Know Today: April 9, 2013

PSOJ President Christopher Zacca
PSOJ President Christopher Zacca
  1. IMF Deal In Weeks – Gov’t Looks To Growth As Agreement Expected By Month End. The Ministry of Finance and Planning has subdued its glee in reacting to the likelihood of an inked deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by month end, which could result in a cumulative drawdown of around US$2 billion from the Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the World Bank over the next four years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Withdrawal From NHT Was No Secret – Gov’t. The Office of the Prime Minister, which has responsibility for the National Housing Trust (NHT), has rushed to clarify claims that the $4 billion paid into the Consolidated Fund by the state entity last year was done in secret… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. IMF Deal Does Not Mean Business As Usual – Private-Sector Leaders. Private-sector leaders say reports yesterday that Jamaica could have a new deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by month end will have some immediate positive impact, but warned that it cannot be business as usual… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Thatcher Was Jamaican Ally. One of Jamaica’s closest allies at the end of the Cold War in the 1980s was Great Britain under then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as the Conservative Party in that country and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) shared a similar vision… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Parent-Teacher Group Not Yet Sold On GSAT Changes. In light of the recent announcement that a slew of changes are on the horizon for the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), the National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) says it will be seeking dialogue with the Ministry of Education before giving its endorsement… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Miller’s Six Seals Last-Ball Win – Jamaica Eliminate Guyana From Semis In Thriller. Tail-ender Nikita Miller smashed a six off the last ball of the innings to catapult title-holders Jamaica to a pulsating two-wicket win and break Guyana’s hearts in their final round Regional Super50 match on Sunday night… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com