6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 3, 2015


  1. Job Losses Ahead – Unemployment Looms For 15,000 Public Sector Workers If Gov’t Bows To Wage Demands. The Government calculates that up to 15,000 public-sector employees could lose their jobs if it yields to the demands of the police and other public-sector workers for what it describes as unrealistically hefty wage hikes… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. China Owns Almost Half Ja’s Foreign Debt. Jamaica is indebted to foreign governments and agencies to the tune of $53.9 billion, nearly half of which is owed to China… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. FIFA Boss Walks – Bad News For CONCAFAF. FIFA boss Sepp Blatter shocked the football world yesterday when he announced his intention to stand down, but he could remain head of the organisation until next March… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Case Against Cops In Mario Deane Incident Pushed Back. The preliminary examination in the case against three of the six police officers who were implicated in the much-publicised beating death of St James construction worker Mario Deane, has been deferred until August 18… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Bunting Asks Cops To Hold Strain And Return To Bargaining Table. Stating that the country’s economic recovery and security could be put at grave risk if the Government misses established wage targets, Jamaica’s national security minister yesterday appealed to the Police Federation to return to the bargaining table and to break its industrial action… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Fearless WI Plot End To Aussie Domination. Lowly ranked West Indies, anxious to build on a momentum gained from a one-all draw with England, are seeking to ignite the end of a 20-year domination by highly placed Australia when the two sides begin the first of a short Test series here today… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com