6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 13, 2016

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  1. Educated Beggars – Warmington Says Graduates Turning To Mendicancy Due To Joblessness. South West St Catherine Member of Parliament (MP) Everald Warmington is urging the Government to immediately establish a special programme geared specifically at providing employment and support for the thousands of students leaving educational institutions annually, many of whom he said have become beggars… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Judgment Against FINSAC Leaves Government With $2-Billion Bill. A massive judgment handed down by the court totalling $2.19 billion in favour of a claimant who brought a lawsuit against the Financial Sector Adjustment Company Limited (FINSAC) has left the special vehicle company reeling as it racked up losses amounting to $1.54 billion for the period ending March 31, 2015… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. BPO Sector Gets A Second Incubator At MBFZ – A 300-Seat Facility At A Cost Of Approximately US$600,000. The Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) sector is set to get yet another boost in its bid to realise the projected 30,000 jobs by 2020 with the construction of its second incubator at the Montego Bay Free Zone (MBFZ)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Mixed Reactions As Government Considers Seeking Bad Gas Compensation. Mixed reactions greeted yesterday’s announcement by Phillip Paulwell, minister of science, technology, energy and mining, that the Government is seeking to ensure that motorists affected by bad gas are compensated… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Local Oil And Gas Exploration Enters Second Phase. International oil and gas explorers are once again in Jamaican waters with the blessing of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) and promises to the local fishing community… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Scorpions Seek Revenge. Captain of Jamaica Scorpions, John Campbell, believes playing their best cricket will be key in overcoming Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in their WICB-NAGICO Insurance Super50 Tournament top-of-the-table clash at Shaw Park, Trinidad and Tobago, today… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com