6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 5, 2015


  1. Reject Lottery Scam Offering – Smith’s Proposal To Use Lotto Scam Funds For Social Projects Rejected. The nation’s crime chief has taken issue with public comments made by one lawmaker that the lottery scam, which police investigators say has left a trail of death across the Second City, provides an economic windfall for businesses in St James… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. PSOJ Boss Shoots Down Byles’ US$500m Job-Fund Proposal. The brakes have been unceremoniously slammed on a proposal by Richard Byles, co-chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee, calling on the private sector to match US$500 million, accumulated by the Government, to establish a job fund… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Government Could Ink First Wage Deal With Public Sector Workers Next Week. The Government could ink its first wage deal for the 2015-2017 period with a group of public sector workers next week, after almost four months of contentious negotiations… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. More Expensive Sixth Forms Are Better – Molloy. Having raised sixth-form fees at Ardenne High by 20 per cent, principal of the school Nadine Molloy has argued that such an increase is justified given that well-funded sixth-form programmes tend to produce better results… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Small Businesses, Medical Sector Reeling From Impact Of Drought. President of the Small Business Association of Jamaica (SBAJ) Hugh Johnson has said that his members have been severely affected by the drought, which has been affecting the island… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Not Against Switching, But Neita-Headley Says Athletic Body Should Guard Against Talent Drain. Natalie Neita-Headley, minister without portfolio with responsibility for sports, is not against the practice of athletes switching allegiance, reasoning that people are going to take advantage of opportunities to improve themselves and their families… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com