6 Things You Need To Know Today: February 27, 2013

The West Indies team in celebration
  1. Phillips Moves To Amend NHT Act For $45b Access. Faced with a lawsuit, as well as thunderous public outcry to thwart the Government’s plans to deduct $45 billion from the National Housing Trust (NHT), Minister of Finance and the Publilc Service Dr Peter Phillips… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Grace Kennedy Makes Perfect Pitch For Education. The GraceKennedy-owned First Global Bank and First Global Financial Services have launched phase two of the Music, Perfect Pitch for A Sound Education, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Germany, Saturn To Withdraw Flag Burning Ad. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has yesterday issued a statement announcing that Germany, along with German appliance company Saturn, has decided to withdraw the controversial advertisement by Saturn…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Easy Sweep For The West Indies. ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC):Stylish left-hander Darren Bravo fashioned his second half-century of the tour as West Indies fought off lethargy to beat Zimbabwe by five wickets yesterday and sweep the three-match one-day series.Chasing an insufficient 212…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. JPS J$1.4b Forex Fallout. Monopoly light distributor Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) recorded close to US$15 million (J$1.4b) in foreign exchange losses last year, reflecting one of its worst currency shocks ever….Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. US Supreme Court Stays Execution Of Jamaican Man. A last-minute decision by the United States Supreme Court late yesterday spared the life of a Jamaican man who was scheduled to be executed in the state of Florida…..Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com