6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 18, 2015

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  1. ‘Frightening’ – St James Murders Top 200, Mobay Chamber Boss Wants Cops To Do More To Stem Violence In West. With St James crossing the 200-murder mark this calendar year, business leaders have suggested that more creative steps be taken to tackle crime in the parish… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Lagarde’s Trial In France Has No Implications For Jamaica’s Programme With IMF – Phillips. Finance and Planning Minister Dr Peter Phillips yesterday said the announcement by French authorities that International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde is to stand trial in France over her role in a 2008 arbitration ruling that handed €400 million to a French business magnate has no bearing on the credibility of Jamaica’s programme with the Fund… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Dallas Mountain Development A Pollution Threat. Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee, one of the country’s leading geologists, has indicated that any unplanned housing development in Dallas Mountain, St Andrew, would be ill-advised and could lead to pollution of the Hope River… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. JPS Closing Negotiations With Alternate Bidder For 190MW Project. The Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd (JPS) has made good on its pledge to activate alternative plans to ensure the execution of the proposed 190-megawatt power plant at Old Harbour in St Catherine… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. 97 Per Cent Of Public Sector Workers Sign Wage Deal. Ninety-seven per cent of public sector workers have now signed on to the Heads of Agreement for wage increase and improved benefits, for the 2015-17 period… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Sherwin Williams To Decide On Women’s Sponsorship Next Year. Managing director of Sherwin Williams Limited, Ian Forbes, says his company is committed to women’s football in Jamaica, but are undecided on whether they will be back as sponsors of the Sherwin Williams Women’s League next season… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com