6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 28, 2014

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  1. JEEP Stays Stalled – Gov’t Awaits Approval Of Loan From China Ex-Im Bank To Restart Project. Jamaican authorities are currently awaiting a letter from the China Ex-Im Bank which would pave the way for the re-start of the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP), which has been without fuel for some time… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Turn In The Guns, McGregor Tells Peace-Hungry Gangters. Even as he welcomed early signs that the ‘combatants’ in the protracted gang feud in west Kingston appear to be finally embracing peace, Superintendent of Police Steve McGregor yesterday warned that the first order of business is for the guns to be taken out of the hands of gangsters… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Ease Visa Restriction For Other Nations – Opposition. While welcoming the decision to relax visa restrictions on Chinese nationals entering Jamaica, the Opposition is urging the Government to go a step further to include other countries in the eastern bloc… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Inefficient Public Sector Slows Project Implementation. Public-sector workers involved in the design and implementation of many government projects have been sleeping on the job and their inefficiency, coupled with major systemic problems, has reduced the budgetary process to mockery… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. FSC Gets Wider Policing Powers. The Financial Services Commission (FSC) has the authority to collect data on telephone calls under a swathe of new powers granted the agency to buttress its oversight role… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Coaches Confident As Ja Face Guyana. Jamaica’s coach, Junior Bennett, and his Guyanese counterpart, Esuan Crandon, are both expressing confidence heading into their opening round West Indies Cricket Board Four-Day tournament tie at Sabina Park, beginning today… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com