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

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  1. Bus Fare Rollback? The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is currently conducting an analysis of falling fuel prices to determine if the savings are enough to roll back bus fares, but one economist is warning that such a move would be foolish… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Sworn To Serve. It was as if Almarie Sinclair Haynes was handing down a ruling on the gravest of judicial matters… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Education Ministry Addresses Ruseas’ Pay Grouse. The Ministry of Education says it has released additional sums to Ruseas High School in Hanover to settle retroactive payments to teachers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Portland Still The Safest Parish. After recording three murders in the first month of 2014, which sent shock waves throughout the police division, Portland is still by far the safest parish islandwide once again, ending the year with a single-digit murder toll… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. NHF Provides Billions To Thousands Of Beneficiaries. The National Health Fund (NHF) enrolled approximately 38,000 new beneficiaries in 2014. This included just over 27,500 persons for the NHF Card and nearly 10,500 persons for the Jamaica Drug for the Elderly Programme (JADEP)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Work To Begin Soon On GC Foster Track. With all the approvals now secured, work on a new all-weather athletics track at the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sports is set to get underway before the end of this month pending the signing of a contract between the Sports Development Foundation (SDF) and German contractors Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com