6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 26, 2013


  1. Jamaica Likely To Pass First IMF Test – EPOC. The oversight committee monitoring conditionalities under the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme says Jamaica is on track to achieve the first quarterly targets… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Reform Too Slow – Business Interests, IMF Watchdog Want Gov’t To Move With Urgency. Local business interests, as well as the oversight body set up to ensure the smooth running of the four-year extended fund facility with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), are taking issue with the pace at which the Government is moving to implement the long-awaited reform of the public sector… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. PAJ Urges Journalists To Tightly Guard Notes, Recordings. The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) yesterday sought to remind journalists of its stance regarding the dissemination of their work… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Parliamentary Committee To Summon China Harbour – JDIP Sub-Contractors Complain About Delays In Payment. A Parliamentary oversight committee has said it will summon China Harbour Engineering Company Limited to its next meeting in September to determine why there are protracted delays in payments to sub-contractors under the Jamaica Development Infrastructure programme (JDIP)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Thwaites Calls For Revamp Of SLB Rates. Education Minister Ronald Thwaites wants the add-on system of calculating interest rates on loans offered by the Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) to be scrapped, describing it as “unconscionable”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Major Capital Needed For Local Lab – Neita Headley. The establishment of an internationally accredited anti-doping laboratory in Jamaica will require substantial capital investment and support from other countries to ensure sustainability… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com