6 Things You Need To Know Today: February 28, 2013


  1. ‘No Fiddling While Rome Burns’ – Move To Amend NHT Act Not An Admission Of Wrong, But A Need To Take Quick Action, Says Gov’t.  The Government yesterday insisted that its proposed amendments to the National Housing Trust (NHT) Act is not an admission that the planned $45.6-billion drawdown from the state-owned agency is illegal…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Healing Hearts, Touching Lives – Corporate Jamaica Unites To Fund Construction Of Cardiac Unit At Bustamante Hospital.  Dr Michelle-Anne Richards-Dawson, senior medical officer at the Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC), could not contain her joy yesterday at the groundbreaking ceremony for the well-needed cardiac unit on the grounds of the hospital…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com (Image Above: Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller (fourth left) and a crew at work breaking ground for the cardiac wing of the Bustamante Hospital for Children yesterday. Other members of the team are (from left) Emma Scanlan, executive director, Chain of Hope; Lyttleton Shirley, chairman, South East Regional Health Authority; Andy Thorburn, chief executive officer, Digicel; Lady Allen; Fenton Ferguson, minister of health; artiste and philanthropist Orville ‘Shaggy’ Burrell, and Tara Nunes, vice-president, Sagicor Investments.)
  3. We Will Prosecute On Toll Roads – Lewis.  The head of the Police Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Radcliffe Lewis, has described as unfortunate South West St Catherine Member of Parliament Everald Warmington’s assertion that the issuing of traffic tickets to motorists on the country’s toll roads is illegal…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Priceless Buried Treasure Found.  When 19-year-old Michael Taylor set out to work on Tuesday morning, he had no idea he was about to uncover a time capsule with a priceless treasure buried over a century ago that would blow him away…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Champs Budget Rises 20% – GraceKennedy Commits To Another Five Years.  Organisers yesterday noted a 20 per cent increase in the cost to stage this year’s Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships, an escalation that pushed the budget to $60 million…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Arts In The Park A Success.  The recently concluded Arts in the Park concert hosted by the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment pulled out a good crowd to Hope Gardens last Sunday evening.  The standard of performances made it clear that the future of reggae music is in good hands. however, the crowd’s response to the songs performed by the bands again highlighted that local radio stations are failing to expose reggae music to the masses effectively…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com