6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 12, 2014


  1. NIS May Go Bust By 2020 If Jamaicans Don’t Pay More. Actuary Constance Dalmadge Hall has floated the idea that NIS contributions should double from five per cent to an average of 10 per cent, saying it is the only viable solution to sustaining the national pension scheme over the long term… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Pulling Dirty Strings. Director of the National Integrity Action (NIA) Martin Henry has warned against the corrupt nature of the ‘bly’ syndrome, gripping Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Witness Breaks Down On Emotional Day At Enquiry. Day nine of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry elicited more emotionally charged evidence of alleged atrocities by members of the security forces during the 2010 Tivoli Gardens incursion, causing one witness to break down in tears and an appeal for sensitivity by the chairman of the three-man panel… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Positive Outlook For Winter Tourist Season – McNeill. Jamaica will have access to 1.2 million airline seats for the upcoming winter tourist season, an increase of 15 per cent over the same period 2013-2014… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Gov’t To Pay Over Sums Deducted From Health Workers’ Salaries. Health-sector workers whose salary deductions were not paid over to the relevant companies by the South East Regional Health Authority over a period of time have been given the assurance that the Government has allocated some $1.4 billion in the budget to refund those overdue payments… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Spencer, Richards Set To Top Rivals. Jamaica’s 400m hurdles star Kaliese Spencer should this evening walk away with the top honours among females at the 2014 Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)/Scotiabank Golden Cleats Awards… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com