6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 14, 2016

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  1. Government Won’t Dictate To Chinese, Says Davies. The Government is being accused of putting the interest of Jamaicans behind Chinese interest with the parliamentary opposition alleging that it effected a major change to a provision in a draft agreement that sought to dictate the extent to which Jamaicans will be employed on developmental projects being executed by China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Negril Chamber Outraged Over Sand-Mining Operations. What has been deemed shady sand-mining activities connected to major hotel developments in Negril and elsewhere on the north coast have outraged the Negril Chamber of Commerce… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Tension In Constituency Caused ‘Significant Strain’ On Pryce – Embattled PNP MP Resigns As Deputy General Secretary. Although Raymond Pryce is no stranger to controversy, the battle-worn politician is being urged to ‘smile at the storm with God in the vessel’… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Labour Ministry Makes Overpayment Of $10 Million To 152 Pensioners. Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis has raised serious concerns about the governance of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), which disburses pensions benefits amounting to $14 billion to more than 109,000 contributors annually… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. JPS To Pass On Savings To Customers, Lower Bills This Month. Jamaica Public Service company customers will see yet another reduction in bills this month, as the Energy Company continues to pass on savings from falling fuel prices to its customers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Leave World Records Alone – JAAA Boss. President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, says he does not support calls made by one of the sport’s most powerful bodies to reset all world record marks amidst the ongoing doping crisis affecting international track and field… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com