6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 29, 2016

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  1. New Polls Loom – Razor-Thin Majority Expected To Force Next Government Into Early Elections. Jamaica seems set to return to the polls in very short order, with indications that either of the two major parties that crawls out of last Thursday’s election on top could end up governing with a majority of one in the House of Representatives… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. PM Urges Calm As Election Recount Continues. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has pleaded for supporters of both major political parties to maintain calm as the recount of ballots continues, following last week’s general election… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. OAS Electoral Mission Redoubles Call For Gender Quota In Parliament. Having completed its third mission to observe general elections in Jamaica, the Organization of American States (OAS) has reiterated its concerns about the gender imbalances that pervade Jamaica’s political system… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Give Political Ombudsman Teeth – OAS/EOM Mission. While it has lauded the work of the office of the political ombudsman in the recently concluded general election, the Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM) has said that the office should be given more powers to make it more effective… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. NEPA To Rescue Pedro Cays. Efforts are to be made by the Natural Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MOA&F) to put in place firm measures to ensure that a viable and sustainable environment is maintained on the Pedro Cays… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Scorpions Lack Sting – Miller Puzzled As Jamaica Franchise Crash To Yet Another Defeat. Jamaica Scorpions are now officially out of the running for the WICB Regional Four-Day Championship title after going down to a six-wicket defeat to Barbados Pride at Sabina Park yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com