6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 21, 2015


  1. CCJ CLASH – House To Vote On Thorny Issue On April 28. All 63 members of parliament will cast a critical vote on April 28 – the three-month period given to legislators to support or reject the three bills to make the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Jamaica’s final appellate court… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. It Means The World To Us – Gleaner Honour Awards Recipients Humbled By Recognition. With The Gleaner Company’s staging of its 2014 Honour Awards Gala luncheon set for next week Thursday, January 29, when the person or organisation who will take the top award will be revealed, the shortlisted nominees are revelling in the spotlight of this recognition… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. FSC Defends Decision To Shutter World Wise. The Financial Services Commission (FSC) has sought to clarify its decision in 2008 to move in and shut down World Wise Partners (WWP)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. No Backbenchers For Budget, Sectoral Debates. After more than two decades of agitation, parliamentarians have agreed on far-reaching changes to the Budget and Sectoral debates that will squeeze out middle- and backbenchers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Should Jamaica Dollarise? Dollarisation is the situation where a country replaces its domestic currency with the currency of another country. This foreign currency for example, the US dollar or the British pound, becomes the legal tender which is used to conduct day-to-day transactions and as a store of value. If Jamaica decides to use the US dollar instead of, or along with the Jamaican dollar as legal tender; Jamaica is dollarised… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. U20 Boyz Playing For Pride – Panama, Guatemala In Dogfight For Automatic World Cup Spot From Group A. Jamaica will be playing for pride when they take the field against Aruba in the final Group A game of the CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship in Montego Bay, having flopped their way through the championship to be on one point… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com