6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 21, 2015


  1. Bauxite Job Cuts – Massive Redundancy To Hit Noranda Workers In January. More than 30 per cent of employees at the Noranda Bauxite Company in St Ann could be out of a job come early next year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. 97 Per Cent Of Public Sector Workers Have Signed Wage Agreement. 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

  3. Electronic Fraud On The Rise During Yuletide Season. Account holders who receive email asking them to confirm sensitive financial information are being urged by the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch (C-TOC) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to contact their financial institution immediately… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Riverton Residents In Rage Over Ruined Road. Residents of the Riverton City community are complaining that the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has left their community’s main road in a terrible and health-threatening condition… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Vengeance And Corporal Punishment Not The Same – Hall. Former president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), Clayton Hall, has added his voice to calls for the maintenance of corporal punishment in schools, arguing that based on his childhood experiences, it serves as a deterrent to undesired behaviour… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Thomas Targets Big Leap – Triple Jumper Sets Sights On 15m, 4x400m. Take one look at Jamaican Olympic triple jump hopeful Shanieka Thomas and her potential is obvious. At six-foot tall and 145 pounds, she is built almost exactly like world record holder Inessa Kravets… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com