6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 11, 2014

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  1. ‘I’m No Angel’ – Munroe Defends Right To Lead Anti-Corruption Push. Professor Trevor Munroe, the radical political warrior, who fought long and hard for the advancement of communism in the ideologically-divided period of the 1970s, and who has placed himself, these days, at the vanguard of the battle against rampant corruption in Jamaica, was yesterday forced to confront the ghost of his past… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Jamaica Approached To Sell PetroCaribe Debt. Finance and Planning Minister Dr Peter Phillips has said the Jamaican Government had been approached by institutions who have expressed an interest in purchasing the country’s stock of PetroCaribe debt which now stands at about US$3 billion… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Outameni Bailout A Move To Save Guarantor’s House, Says Shaw. The board of directors of the National Housing Trust (NHT) was reportedly urged to act quickly and approve the purchase of the Outameni lands in order to prevent the house of a guarantor on a loan to Capital and Credit Merchant Bank (CCMB) to Orange Valley Holdings – the entity which owns Outameni – from being sold… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Hylton Defends BSJ. Industry Minister Anthony Hylton is rejecting reports of a breakdown in the operations of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) and is warning that such claims could “cast a negative shadow on the work of an internationally recognised and accredited organisation”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. KSAC Reports High Approval Rate For Development Applications. The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) is reporting that 95 per cent of development applications submitted to the council for November have been approved… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Samuels Belts Entertaining Ton. Marlon Samuels made a bold statement ahead of next week’s start of the three-Test series, pummelling an entertaining, unbeaten hundred on the opening day of their three-day match, as West Indies made a strong start to their tour of South Africa yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com