6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 13, 2014

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  1. Fix It Now! Bar Association President Calls For More Resources To Tackle Chronic Backlog In Courts. The persistent backlog of cases in the courts could easily be alleviated if political effort were to be exerted to applying some immediate and effective remedies, according to Ian Wilkinson, president of the Jamaican Bar Association… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Bank ‘Horror’! CAC Head Says Customers Reeling From Dormant Fees. Dolsie Allen, head of the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), has described as “horror stories” a plethora of reports from consumers about how banks have wiped out their savings through monthly fees for dormant accounts… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Increased Attention Needed For Special Education – Senator. With a growing number of disabled persons having need for further education and not being able to access it, coordinator of the Centre for Disability Study at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Senator Floyd Morris, has made a charge to have programmes strategised and implemented for the proper integration and intellectual development of those with special needs… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Stopover Arrivals Up 4.7%. Tourist arrivals were up by 7,138 or 4.7 per cent in January, according to the Ministry of Tourism… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Athlete Insurance On Track. Minister with responsibility for sport, Natalie Neita-Headley, yesterday welcomed the announcement of details surrounding the Jamaican Athletes Insurance Plan (JAIP) during a meeting with representatives from the island’s sporting associations at The Courtleigh Hotel & Suites… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. ‘Kingston Paradise’ Gets Noticed – Jamaican Film Up For PAFF Award. Kingston Paradise, directed by Jamaican filmmaker Mary Wells, has received an official nomination, with seven other films – the jury award for ‘Best Feature Narrative’ – at the 22nd Annual Pan-African Film Festival (PAFF)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com