6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 19, 2014

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  1. ‘We Believe In Jamaica’ – IDB President Marks 45 Years Of Partnership With Official Visit. Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), has indicated that the multilateral entity has a firm belief in Jamaica and it’s prospects for growth… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Bright Days Ahead – Renewed US-Cuba Ties Good For Jamaica, Say Stakeholders. The forging of diplomatic ties between the United States and Cuba is set to create new frontiers and strengthen old ones in areas of tourism, education, health, science and technology as well as trade… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Committee: Most MPs Submitted Chik-V Clean-Up Programmes. The National Health Emergency Response Monitoring Committee is reporting that, to date, most members of parliament (MPs) have submitted their work programmes under the Chik-V National Integrated Vector Control/Clean-Up Programme… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. No Rest For Sunshine Girls. Sunshine Girls head coach, Minette Reynolds, declared yesterday that there will be no rest for the national team this festive season, as they look to intensify their preparations ahead of their three-Test home series against archrivals England next month… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. ‘Restore Junior Market Incentives To Spur Growth’. Head of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), Marlene Street Forrest, noting that participation in the Junior Market has declined, is pushing for a roll-back of the cutback in the 10-year tax incentives the Government offered to those companies, which since 2009 has resulted in $3.4 billion of capital raised for expansion… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. JAMPRO To Mount Film Festival In July 2015 – Siblings Mount Exhibition At UWI’s Regional Headquarters. “We acknowledge receipt of your scripts and/or treatments for the consideration of having your work selected to be produced in time for premiering at the Jamaica Film Festival July 7-11, 2015, in Kingston”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com