6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 23, 2015


  1. Attack On Fraudsters: Cops To Dig Up Old Cases. Perpetrators of failed investment schemes could find themselves on the police radar, with the head of the newly formed Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (C-TOC) Investigation Branch indicating that some high-profile cold cases are to be resurrected… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Sigma Shocker – Death Mars Successful Event. Reshima Kelly, a woman who was photographed hugging Alicia Prince moments before the start of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate 5K Run yesterday, used the social-media website Facebook to air her pain about the death of her colleague, even as she conceded that the untimely death of the fitness freak may have been part of God’s plan… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Government Reduces Funding To Education By $2.5 Billion. Despite the fact that overall funding for the education sector has been reduced, the Government has increased the allocation to early-childhood development. Included in the 2015-2016 Estimates of Expenditure tabled in Parliament on Thursday by Finance and Planning Minister Dr Peter Phillips, $2.9 billion is expected to be spent on early-childhood development, up from $2.7 billion spent in the last fiscal year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Doctors Too Silent: Jamaica Urological Society Wants Physicians To Speak Up About Impact Of Govt Policies. Dr Michael Brooks, president of the Jamaica Urological Society (JUS), has admonished members of his community for not speaking up on issues that have deleterious effects on patients and the society at large… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. JSE Online Trading Platform Coming. Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) predicts that its new online trading platform, set for possible launch in April, will eventually grow trading volumes by 10 per cent… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. ‘Outclassed’- Jamaica Franchise Crash To Third Consecutive Loss. Struggling Jamaica Franchise slumped to their third defeat in as many matches in the four-day West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Professional Cricket League (PCL), following a 179-run loss to Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at Sabina Park yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com