6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 20, 2016

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  1. Gov’t To Hold Talks On Successor IMF Agreement Today. The Andrew Holness administration will begin talks with officials from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today as the Government seeks to hammer out a successor agreement to the current extended fund facility (EFF) which is expected to come to an end in March 2017…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. To T&T With Love – Private-Sector Bosses Soften Tone On Trade Relations After Meeting With Rowley. It was a subdued mood that characterised the tiny room at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel in Kingston where private-sector interests yesterday hosted Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Keith Rowley, who is in Jamaica to address trade and immigration concerns that have been placed on the front burner by business leaders…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Bartlett Gives Positive Flight Projections. Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has said he does not anticipate difficulty in having airline seats available for the rest of the summer heading into the 2016-17 winter season…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. I’m Ready For Anyone, Says Portia As Blythe Declares Challenge. People’s National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson Miller has declared that she is prepared for any challenge to her leadership of the party…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Re-Enlistment Limbo – Former Cop Accused Of Having Ties With Alleged Gangster Still Waiting On JCF Re-Entry Go-Ahead. A former police constable who was accused by her superiors of having close ties with a reputed St James gangster is waiting to hear whether she will be allowed to re-enlist in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF)…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Stakeholders Want Fully Pedestrianised Falmouth. Superintendent Clive Blair, the commanding officer for the Trelawny Police Division, has admitted that the out-of-control traffic situation in Falmouth has made it very difficult for officers to effectively police the resort town…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com