6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 11, 2013


  1. Ponzi Squeeze – House Revises Security Act In Bid To Attract More Investors. The decision by the House of Representatives yesterday to amend the Securities Act to clamp down on unauthorised dealing in securities will make Jamaica a more attractive destination for investors, Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips has said… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Tessanne On Final Stretch. Tessanne Chin is one week away from being crowned the winner of this season’s ‘The Voice’ competition. The dream that so many Jamaicans and others had in mind for the powerhouse singer is now within grasp… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Gov’t Revenue Cut By PAYE Collections. The Government’s revenues for October were affected by lower pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) collections, tax on interest, and duties related to international trade, the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) reported yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. NSWMA To Prevent Christmas Trash Pile-Up. The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) will be rolling out a J$25-million plan for this Christmas season in an effort to prevent a repeat of the bad publicity it received last Christmas when it was unable to collect garbage due to a spike in activities that accompanies the festive season… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Four In A Row For Norman Manley Law School. As the world celebrates the life of Nelson Mandela, the Norman Manley Law School, beating all the odds, emerged victorious in defending its hat-trick as three-time winner of the fifth Annual Human Rights World Competition, held to commemorate Human Rights Day in Pretoria, South Africa. A new word had to be found: It’s a quatrick!… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Family Affair – Henry Siblings Rule All-Jamaica Championships. It all seemed so natural for the Henry siblings, Gareth and Geordine, to be winning the Open Mixed Doubles title at the All-Jamaica Badminton Championships on Monday night at the Constant Spring Golf Club Rackets Centre… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com