6 Things You Need To Know Today: February 22, 2013

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  1. ‘We’re Still Viable’- NHT Confident $45b Gov’t Swipe Won’t Hurt Operations. DESPITE being adamant that the grant of $45 billion to the Government for fiscal consolidation will not impact the viability of the National Housing Trust, the trust’s management is admitting that no detailed analysis…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. NDX- A Done Deal! THE GOVERNMENT’S National Debt Exchange (NDX) programme received overwhelming support from bondholders with more than 97 per cent of the players in the market declaring that they have come on board…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Jamaica Day- get on it! If you stepped out this morning without your national colours to celebrate Jamaica Day, you can still participate. The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Jamaica, I’m On It’. As part of the celebrations, the ministries of Youth and Culture…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. PSOJ Backtracks On Views On Tax-Waiver Policy. LESS THAN a week after calling on the Government to reverse its policy on the treatment of certain raw-material inputs under the new waiver cap, the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is singing a different tune….read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. FIs Rattled by NDX Can Tap $62b Rescue Fund- BOJ Promises One-Day Liquidity Approval. The financial rescue fund crafted by the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) for liquidity and capital support has been launched initially with US$650 million seeded by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), but will be boosted further by an undisclosed sum…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. ‘Jamaica Me Happy’ Campaign Launched. On Wednesday night the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) unveiled its newest campaign in the gardens of The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston.The campaign, ‘Jamaica Me Happy’, was unveiled at the reception in honour of Grammy…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com