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

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  1. It’s Sexual Harassment – Proposed Law Frowns On Gayle-Like Conduct. If a Sexual Harassment Bill tabled last month in Parliament becomes law, utterances like those made recently by West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle to a female Australian reporter could lead to civil sanctions, including a monetary penalty… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Obama Gun Control Could Help Jamaica. The sweeping gun-control measures announced nearly 1,500 miles from Jamaica’s shores by United States President Barack Obama could help to turn around the island’s rising murder rate, local law-enforcement stakeholders have suggested… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Gov’t Advances Pay Down Of Loans Used To Purchase Oil Hedge. The Government will this quarter accelerate paying off sums that it borrowed to purchase hedging contracts taken out to insure against upward movements in the price of oil… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Potential Earthquake Could Derail IMF Programme. As seismic activity in Jamaica continues to increase, Minister of Local Government and Community Development Noel Arscott, who has responsibility for disaster preparedness, is concerned that the potential of a major earthquake occurring could derail the economic reform programme that Jamaica is undergoing with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. JLP To Hold Strategy Meeting On Sunday. The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has planned a high-profile meeting for Sunday involving all candidates as it prepares for a general election… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Javon Francis Focused On Olympics, Not Records. For two and a half months last season, Javon Francis was just one stride away from the five-year-old national 400-metre record of 44.40 seconds… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com