6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 9, 2013


  1. PM, Finance Minister To Address The Nation Monday Night.  Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and Finance Minister, Dr Peter Phillips will address the nation in a joint broadcast on Monday, February 11.   The Prime Minister and Dr Phillips will update the nation on the status of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) negotiations.  They will also outline Jamaica’s economic programme and the reform measures…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com (Image Above: Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller)
  2. Bribed With Movado Watches.  Ten days after a Jamaican entertainer was reissued with a United States visa after he bribed a law-enforcement official to assist him, the DJ purchased two Movado brand watches for the official. The DJ also publicly thanked the security official for his assistance during a radio interview…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. DJ Could Lose Visa.  The Jamaican entertainer at the centre of a bribery case involving a former security official at the United States (US) Embassy in Kingston will automatically lose his American visa and could face criminal prosecution, a US-based attorney has revealed…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Gov’t Urged To Redirect Money Spent On Consultants.  Members of a parliamentary oversight committee want the Government to halt the spending of big sums on consultants and to use the money to provide basic services for the poor and dispossessed…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Environmentalist Raises Concern About Fish Dynamiting.  The inability of the authorities to curb incidents of dynamiting by rogue fishers who continue to carry out this illegal activity unchecked, especially in the Portland Bight Protected Area (PBPA), is a matter of grave concern to Ingrid Parchment, executive director of the Caribbean Coastal Area Management (C-CAM) Foundation…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Jamaican Drivers Impress In Canada.  Despite performing in sub-zero conditions for the most part, Jamaican drivers in Canada have impressed their employers, sending them scurrying back to the land of sunshine for more drivers to fill positions in that country…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com