6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 29, 2014


  1. MPs Fear Consumers At Mercy Of Bankers, Increased Fees. A parliamentary oversight committee is expressing fears that customers of the various banking institutions will remain at the mercy of some financial entities in relation to increased banking fees as the proposed enforceable code of conduct does not speak to the vexed issue of exorbitant bank rates… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Phillips Expects Economic Growth To Gain Momentum. Propelled by the steady performance of the Government’s Economic Reform Programme that has brought encouraging outcomes to critical benchmarks in 2013, Minister of Finance, Planning and the Public Service Dr Peter Phillips yesterday forecast accelerated economic growth for the coming years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. School-Feeding Programme Delayed Again. Schools will have to wait another year for the roll-out of the long-delayed school-feeding programme, which was to get under way in 2010… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Cops Charged In Death At Training School. Three policemen were taken before the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday to face charges in relation to the fatal shooting of Constable Ricardo McKenzie at the Jamaica Police Academy during a training exercise almost a year ago… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. New Accused Still Not Charged For Irwin Point Rapes. Senior Superintendent of Police Egbert Parkins, the commanding officer for the St James police, says the three men recently arrested in connection with the 2011 rape of five females in Irwin Point have still not been charged as investigators await DNA results… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Young Jamaica Footballer Lands Historic Nike Deal. History was yesterday created after 16-year-old Leon Butler became the first football player in the region to earn an endorsement contract from major sporting goods company Nike… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com