6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 8, 2013

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  1. SLB Widens Net – Noose Tightens On Debtors As Lender Gives Info To Credit Agencies. It could prove to be a case of ‘long run short catch’ for hundreds of delinquent student borrowers as the country’s main financier of tertiary education – The Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) – is moving to ramp up measures to boost the level of compliance… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Dim Future For Disabled As Institutions Mull Closure. The disabled community could be in deep waters, as approximately 60 per cent of private institutions that cater to children with disabilities are on the verge of closing down… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. JTA Admits To Uncovering Multimillion-Dollar Fraud. The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) yesterday acknowledged that the scale of the widening financial irregularities uncovered at its downtown Kingston head offices two weeks ago is “unprecedented”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. No PetroCaribe Interest Rate Hike, Says Paulwell. Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Phillip Paulwell has refuted media reports of plans by the Government of Venezuela to increase the interest rate on loans provided under the PetroCaribe Agreement… Read more at Jamaica- Gleaner.com
  5. PNP, JLP Clash In Cassia Park By-Election Today. The race for the Cassia Park Division of East Central St Andrew is shaping up into a frenetic electoral clash between the old and the new… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. ‘We’re In For Exciting Times’ – Graham Predicts Bright Future For Female Hurdlers. Noted hurdles coach Lennox Graham believes Jamaica will continue to produce top-quality female sprint hurdlers, following the retirement of stalwarts Brigitte Foster-Hylton and Delloreen Ennis-London… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com