6 Things You Need To Know Today: February 25, 2013


  1. ‘Whatever It Takes’ – Phillips Says Goverment Will Amend NHT Act If Necessary.  Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips has said if necessary, he would be tabling a motion in Parliament to amend the National Housing Trust Act (NHT) in light of a lawsuit filed in the Supreme Court last Friday to block the NHT from handing over J$44 billion to the Government for budgetary support…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Timeline Needed For Passing Legislation.  With the parliamentary year drawing to a close, Opposition Senator Robert Montague on Friday tabled a motion in the Upper House calling for the Government to provide a schedule for all the bills it intends to pass this year…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Saturn Should Apologise For Flag Debacle – Needham. The Government has responded to concerns surrounding the controversial advertisement by German appliance company Saturn, which includes images showing the improper handling of the Jamaican flag…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Danny Williams Bursary Fund Kicks Off With Millions.  Twenty-six and a half million dollars and counting. That is the amount in cheques and pledges that will seed the new Danny Williams Bursary Fund for needy students of Jamaica College (JC) in St Andrew. The fund was launched at the St Andrew residence of Sagicor head Richard Byles and his wife Jacinth last Saturday evening…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. McCook Gets Highest IAAF Award.  Neville ‘Teddy’ McCook, the former North America and Central America and the Caribbean (NACAC) Area leader and Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president, was posthumously awarded the highest IAAF Award for sports – the Gold Order of Merit…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Cliff Takes All-J’can Band On Asia Tour – Some Concerts Already Sold Out.  Following on the heels of a successful Super Bowl hit commercial, a second Grammy win, and sentiments of gratitude from his homeland, singer/actor/songwriter Jimmy Cliff left the island last Friday to embark on his monthlong tour of Asia in March. The tour, which kicks off in Indonesia on March 1, will end in Australia on March 30…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com (Image Above: Jimmy Cliff)