6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 11, 2016


  1. PNP By Default? – Study Shows Undecided Tired Of Ruling Party But No Love For The JLP. The People’s National Party (PNP) could return to form the Government almost by default, after the votes are counted on February 25, as a sizeable number of the undecided voters do not see the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) as a viable alternative… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Chuck Dismisses PM’s Defamation Claim Against Holness. Opposition Spokesman on Justice Delroy Chuck yesterday ridiculed claims by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller that Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness defamed her on nomination day… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Jamaica Saves $52b On Oil Bill Over Six Months. Jamaica reduced its oil import bill by more than US$438 million ($52 billion) for the first six months of the fiscal year based on the slide of commodity prices, according to newly released data from the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. British Mortar Expert To Continue Testimony. British mortar expert Chris Cobb-Smith is scheduled to continue giving evidence when the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry resumes today… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. DBJ To Launch Jamaica Private Equity And Venture Capital Association. The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) is to launch the Jamaica Private Equity and Venture Capital Association with membership drawn from the private sector, some public sector entities, and external stakeholders. This was announced by Joseph Matalon, DBJ chairman, at the signing of a $420-million technical cooperation agreement between the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the DBJ on February 4, at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Champs Poses World Indoor Challenges For JAAA. With next month’s IAAF World Indoor Championships overlapping with the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs), general secretary of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Garth Gayle, admits there are challenges, but is confident of putting together a strong team of athletes and officials in particular… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com