6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 24, 2016

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  1. Schools To Close, But Buses To Roll Tomorrow. Schools across the country will be closed tomorrow, public transportation will roll out as usual, though progressively slower, and commercial activities are expected to be less than brisk in some places… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. No Intimidation – Political Ombudsman Warns Against Attempts To Thwart The Voting Process. As voters prepare to go to the polls tomorrow to elect a new government, Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown is appealing to political representatives to encourage their supporters to allow electors to freely exercise their democratic rights without interference, intimidation, violence or utterances that demean people… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Casserly Switches To PNP, Gives $1.5-Million Tax Plan Thumbs Down. Businessman Patrick Casserly has switched allegiance from the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to the People’s National Party (PNP), and has cast doubt on the JLP’s personal income tax plan in his wake… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Juliet Holness Sues Peter Phillips. Juliet Holness, wife of Opposition Leader Andrew Holness, has filed a defamation suit against Minister of Finance Dr Peter Phillips accusing him of breaching the rights of Jamaican citizens to a free and fair election by allegedly making false statements to mislead voters… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. SLB Reports 100 Per Cent Increase In Collection. The Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) has increased collections by more than 100 per cent over the last four years, moving from approximately $1 billion in the 2011-12 financial year to $2.1 billion for 2015-16… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Second Round Goal! – Schäfer Believes Reggae Boyz Will Shine At Copa Centennial. National senior men’s team football head coach, Winfred Schäfer, says the Reggae Boyz aim to excel and make the country proud at this summer’s Copa Centennial football tournament in the United States, as he believes they can qualify for the second round… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com