6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 7, 2013


  1. Gov’t Hopes For IMF Leniency Should Disaster Strike. Having fashioned the national Budget without contingency for disaster preparedness, the Government appears hopeful that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will relax conditions agreed under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) should the country suffer a major national disaster… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. No More Building Along Sandy Gully, Say Residents. Residents of Sandy Park in St Andrew have indicated they have no intention of allowing persons to construct houses along the gully, following the deaths of six persons in September 2010 when a two-storey home collapsed as a result of heavy rains… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. ‘Ja Debt Burden A Threat To Human Development’. While Jamaica continues to improve its Human Development Index (HDI) ranking, one United Nations representative has charged that the country’s high debt burden, combined with low economic growth and high unemployment, continues to pose a threat to human development… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Inside Cockpit Country – Project Eyes Conservation Of Key Biodiversity Areas. Jamaica’s Cockpit Country – home to the majestic Giant Swallowtail butterfly, the striking Jamaican boa, and a host of other species – forms a part of the region’s seven biodiversity corridors about which Panos Caribbean is seeking to raise awareness to promote their conservation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Disabled, Elderly Should Get Free Health Care – CaPRI Study. Health-care workers and patients agree that of all the groups, the disabled and the elderly should be exempted from paying user fees at the island’s public hospitals. This was the finding of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI), which conducted a review of the government-introduced 2008 no-user fee policy in Jamaica’s public hospitals… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Reggae Boyz Face Crucial Clash. For Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore’s Reggae Boyz, losing against the United States tonight is not an option… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com