6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 30, 2014


  1. Bruce Backs Banks – Former PM Says Fees Are Warranted To Keep Institutions Afloat. In joining the debate on fees and charges levied by commercial banks, former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has called for Jamaicans to be fair and avoid what he terms “sensationalism and populist tendencies”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. BNS, NCB Fees Soar 115% In Four Years. The country’s two largest banks have increased banking fees on customers making withdrawals and depositing money in their savings accounts by 115 per cent over a four-year period… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Sagicor, RBC Confirm Sale Agreement. Sagicor Group Jamaica has confirmed it will be acquiring RBC Royal Bank (Jamaica) Limited and RBTT Securities Jamaica Limited from Royal Bank of Canada, subject to regulatory approval… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. NHT Knocks Shaw’s Cash-Flow Claims. Chairman of the National Housing Trust (NHT) Easton Douglas has rejected claims by Opposition Spokesman on Finance Audley Shaw that the institution was having challenges paying its contractors on time… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Behind The Quakes – ‘Give Seismic Hazards Climate Priority’. With memories of the magnitude-7.0 earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010 still fresh in people’s minds, there is a call for seismic hazards to share in the priority currently given to climate change in Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Prizes For All At 10th Camperdown Classics. Members of one of the world’s top athletics club, Racers, are set to open their season at the 10th staging of the Camperdown Classics on Saturday, February 8. The meet is set to run off at 8:15 a.m. with the women’s 400m hurdles… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com