6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 12, 2016

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  1. ‘Backward Step’ – NIA Head Urges PNP To Participate In National Debates. Describing the decision by the People’s National Party (PNP) not to participate in the national debates as a backward step for democracy, Professor Trevor Munroe, executive director of the National Integrity Action (NIA), says the concerns raised by the party should be directed to the Office of the Political Ombudsman and the Jamaican courts… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Portia On Top – Simpson Miller Ahead Of Holness In Favourability Poll. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has rebounded to improve her chance of securing victory in the upcoming general election, after an unprecedented stumble in favourability rating four months ago… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Nine Seats Too Hard To Predict A Winner – Study. University lecturer Dr Herbert Gayle has included six seats won by the People’s National Party (PNP) in the 2011 general election among nine constituencies where he was unable to project a winner… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Jamaica To Avoid International Capital Markets Next Fiscal Year – Phillips. Finance and Planning Minister Dr Peter Phillips says Jamaica will not need to seek funding from the international capital markets for the 2016-2017 fiscal year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Prelim Against Cops In Mario Deane Case To Continue March 21. The case against three police officers, who are currently undergoing preliminary examination on multiple charges arising from the August 2014 beating of Mario Deane, while in police custody, is slated to continue before the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court on March 21… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Final Destination – Windies U-19s Stun Home Team Bangladesh. West Indies will make their second appearance in the Under-19 World Cup final after a stunning three-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the semi-final at Shere Bangla National Stadium yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com