6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 9, 2013

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  1. Jamaica Grinding To Halt – Manufacturers Say Nation Needs More Mechanical Engineers Before Economy Crumbles. A warning has been issued to the nation that continued dependence on the service sector alone could be a death sentence for the local economy if efforts are not made to, among other needs, locate or develop more experienced mechanical engineers to help oil the wheels of the productive sector… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. INDECOM Boss Wants Bail Questions Cleared Up. Attorney-at-law Terrence Williams, who heads the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), has called for a clarification on the seemingly contradictory aspects of two pieces of legislation relating to bail… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. ‘Finance Ministry Not Open To Request For Online Access’. The Commission for the Prevention of Corruption (CPC) is again expressing concern that the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service has not given it a favourable response to its request for online access to relevant computerised Tax Administration Jamaica (Inland Revenue) records… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaica Should Do More To Support Female Entrepreneurs -Yong. Thelma Yong, credit and risk assessment manager at JN Small Business Loans Limited (JNSBL), says Jamaica can do more to support female entrepreneurs in order to improve the country’s economic prospects… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. ‘Don’t Bow To Gay Pressure’ – Crusaders Urge Jamaicans To Stand By Buggery Law. Peter LaBarbera, president of the Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), in the United States of America (US), has encouraged Jamaicans to be grounded in their Christian beliefs and not to be lured by other countries in repealing the buggery law… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Blaise Bicknell Makes History. Twelve-year-old Blaise Bicknell created history when he became the first Jamaican junior tennis player to reach the semi-final of the Eddie Herr Junior Tennis Tournament, ranked as the second-highest International Tennis Federation Tournament (ITF) for juniors in the world… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com