6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 7, 2013

  1. Gov’t To Sign Off On Number Portability.  The technology minister Phillip Paulwell says the government is close to signing off on an agreement to have number portability introduced in the telecommunications market…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. ‘Not A Perfect Year’ – PM Says Government Remains Committed To Task Despite Challenges.  Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller yesterday shied away from signalling to Jamaicans whether the country’s fiscal position would be improved anytime soon…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. ‘The JTA Will Not Surrender’.  The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) says it will not back down on its lobby for better pay for teachers and improvements to school plants…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Samuels, Warne In Big Bust-Up – Jamaican Also Suffers Nasty Blow From Malinga Bouncer.  A nasty on-field confrontation with star Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne yesterday plunged West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels into controversy yet again.  The incident saw Warne throwing the ball directly at Samuels and striking the Jamaican, who responded by tossing his bat in the legendary Test player’s direction…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Matterhorn Wins US$20,000 … In Diddy’s Sound Clash At Limelight Club.  The recent sound clash hosted by iconic Grammy Award-winning rapper/producer Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs in collaboration with Supreme Promotions was a sure hit at the Limelight club’s parking lot in Half-Way Tree on Friday night.  The clash featured local selectors Tony Matterhorn, World Clash Champions Bass Odyssey, Foota Hype, Flava Unit and Stargaze Sound, competing for a cash prize of US$20,000…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. 2013’s Fashion Forecast.  Trending for spring/summer 2013, expect a potpourri. While there is retention from last year, eliminating the need to do a complete revamp of your wardrobe, fashion continues to look ahead. Flair gives a preview of what to expect not only on the runways, but in your favourite boutiques…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

From The Archives:  

This Day In Our Past, January 7, 1995 Prime Minister PJ Patterson announces a reduction in the number of Government ministries from 17 to 15, and re-arranges portfolios to make the Government “more functional and effective”. This is the first step in an exercise that will be extended throughout the public sector including statutory bodies.