6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 28, 2016

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  1. Portia Promises Happy Easter – PM Expected To Announce Election Date At Half-Way Tree Meeting Sunday. Having confirmed on Tuesday that she had been “touched” by her Master, People’s National Party (PNP) president Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has hinted that Jamaicans will be going to the polls by Easter, promising one of the happiest holidays ever. This undertaking comes days ahead of Sunday’s Half-Way Tree public meeting where the general election is expected to be announced… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. JLP Won’t Allow Election Trickery, Says Holness. Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andrew Holness has issued a warning to the Portia Simpson Miller-led People’s National Party (PNP) Government that the party will not sit by and allow the people of Jamaica to be duped into a pre-budget election… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Jamaica Seen As Less Corrupt – Report Could Spur Increased Investment, Says Munroe. Executive Director of the National Integrity Action (NIA) Professor Trevor Munroe says the prospects for increased investments and job creation in Jamaica have been enhanced by the country’s significant jump by 16 places on the Corruption Perception Index (CPI)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Huge Penalty For Negligent Parents. Parents and guardians who allow their children to be on the streets, unsupervised, after nine o’clock at nights, or cause them to be living with an adult in circumstances which expose them to substantial risk of sexual, physical, or emotional abuse, could be sent to prison for up to five years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Audley Shaw Calls For US$5,000 Minimum Wage. A week after the House of Representatives voted to move the minimum wage to $6,200 per week, a long-standing member of parliament turned up in the legislature this week suggesting that the minimum wage be pegged to the United States dollar… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. ‘Admiral’ Delivers Tivoli Gardens Win – Coach Credits Team’s ‘Courage’ After Come-From-Behind Result. The Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey effect was felt right away on the Tivoli Gardens bench. Bailey, who previously won two titles with Tivoli Gardens, returned to lead the struggling team to a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Rivoli United in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com