6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 8, 2013

  1. Rush On To Clean Up UDC – March Deadline For Agency To Fix Issues Uncovered By Auditor General.  The K.D. Knight-chaired board of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has been given three months to tidy up a messy state of affairs that was late last year uncovered by the Pamela Monroe Ellis-led Auditor General’s Department…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Early Childhood Institution Turns Back Kids For Unpaid Fees.  While the new school term got off to a smooth start at most educational institutions in the Corporate Area, some students were turned away at one early-childhood institution after administrators spent hours struggling to collect fees from delinquent parents…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Lack Of Funds Forces Children First Shutdown.  The new Easter term did not start well for some 140 students enrolled in a remedial programme at voluntary organization, Children First.  Failing to cover its operational expenses during the last school term, the Spanish Town, St Catherine-based organizations has been forced to shut down its operation, leaving several children from in and around the community out in the cold…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Private Sector Apologizing For Gov’t – Holness.  While claiming the Government has done little to encourage private-sector investment, Opposition Leader Andrew Holness yesterday chastised private-sector leaders for what he claimed was their failure to hold the Portia Simpson Miller administration accountable…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Jamaica’s Forward Released By NBA’s Cavaliers.  Jamaican forward Samardo Samuels is now searching for a new National Basketball Association (NBA) team, this after he was released by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. NYOJ Does It Again – Int’l Trumpeter And Pianist To Perform For Jamaicans Tomorrow.  Internationally acclaimed trumpeter Marc Reese of Empire Brass fame, and his talented wife, pianist Lisa Leonard, will be performing for the very first time in Jamaica for a Chamber Music Recital in aid of the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica (NYOJ)…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com