6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 28, 2015


  1. Judges Livid – Only Politicians To Retain Automatic Right To Police Bodyguards. Some of the country’s judges yesterday responded with fury after it was announced that they would no longer be automatically assigned bodyguards… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Lotto Closes In On Record Jackpot, Advisers Urge Winners To Invest. Five years ago, a farmer from Manchester won the record Lotto jackpot of $240 million. Today, with the jackpot at $215 million and climbing, financial advisers are urging potential winners to think hard about investing… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. No Evidence To Support Bain’s Claims, Says Attorney. The University of the West Indies (UWI) has asked the Full Court to rule that Professor Brendan Bain has brought no evidence to prove that he was defamed when it issued a statement about his termination… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. IMF TRACKER – BOJ Signals Improved Investor Confidence. The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has been able to raise funds for between four and seven years, using its United States-dollar certificates of deposit to build a more stable foreign exchange-reserve base, which it envisaged as a sign of improved investor confidence in the market… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Merger Decisions Won’t Be Driven By Emotion, Says LIME Boss. Managing director of LIME Jamaica and Cayman Islands, Gareth Sinclair, said Tuesday that the planning process for the integration of the regional services of Cable & Wireless Communications Plc and Columbus International Inc in some 50 countries were advanced even as the companies await regulatory approval across multiple markets… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Fraser-Pryce, Carter To Open At Queen’s/Grace Jackson Meet. Olympic Games gold medallists Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Nesta Carter are among a slew of top class athletes who will open their 2015 track and field season at this Saturday’s Queen’s/Grace Jackson meet at the National Stadium… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com