6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 4, 2016

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  1. Public-Sector Workers To Start Contributing To Pension In April, JTA President Brands The Move As Dangerous. With the Government pushing to institute legislation for the new public-sector pension system by April, the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA), the union which represents some public-sector workers, says it is uncomfortable with the unwillingness of the State to match the five per cent pension payment to be made by workers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. No Need To Cut Public Sector – O’Neil Grant. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates that Jamaica’s wage bill will reach 9.7 per cent of GDP in 2016-17, way beyond the 9.0 per cent of GDP that has been agreed with the Jamaican Government… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Dalley Hails Shaggy & Friends. Health Minister Horace Dalley has hailed the contribution being made to improving the state of the public health sector… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. ‘No Rush To Divest NMIA’ – Government To Consider Airport Upgrade. Transport Minister Dr Omar Davies says he has informally indicated to the board of the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) that it should prepare a capital investment plan for the airport… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Chinese Disappoint With Sugar Production – McConnell. Leading players in the sugar industry have given Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC) a failing grade for its performance since taking over the Bernard Lodge, Monymusk and Frome sugar factories in 2009… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Jamaica Can Top Medal Table In Rio – Blake. Athletics chief Warren Blake believes that Jamaica can top the track and field medal table at this summer’s Olympic Games… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com