6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 7, 2015

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  1. Visa Crackdown. Despite a series of interventions by local authorities, Jamaicans, including students, applying for visas to enter the United Kingdom are likely to be barred by a Home Office visa clampdown in the United Kingdom… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. T&T, Ja Bodies War Over Horses. First, it was patties, now it’s horses. Trinidad and Tobago’s apparent stance to things Jamaican has moved from pies to thoroughbreds… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Late Start To Sugar Crop Year. Despite a late start to the 2014-2015 sugar crop season due to heavy rains, leading players in the sector are confident that local manufacturers can match or surpass the 153,000 tons produced last year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. We Haven’t Found A Pot Of Gold, Phillips Cautions Civil Servants. While making it abundantly clear that public-sector workers will not have to contemplate another wage freeze for the new financial year, Finance and Planning Minister Dr Peter Phillips has also moved to moderate expectations of a significant wage hike, noting that the Government has not found a pot of gold… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. 23-Y-O Hails Farm Work Programme As A Life-Changer. Two years ago, ‘Brother B’ was struggling to care for himself, his mother, and younger siblings in the tough St Andrew community of Papine… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. We’ve Work To Do – Whitmore. Following their practice match against Cuba at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex on Monday, head coach of Jamaica’s men’s Under-20 football team Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore said the team is not fully prepared and will look to fine-tune in the days leading into Friday’s kick-off in the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Under-20 championship… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com