6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 7, 2016

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  1. Full Disclosure – NIA Wants Lawmakers To Make Integrity Commission Reports Public. Head of the National Integrity Action (NIA), Trevor Munroe, has praised member of parliament (MP) for St Andrew South Eastern, Julian Robinson, for publicly disclosing his statutory declarations, calling the move “an important step towards enhancing transparency and accountability in our governance arrangements”…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Veteran Political Journalist Gary Spaulding Is Dead – Second Loss For Gleaner In Days. Gary Spaulding, one of Jamaica’s best known and most highly regarded journalists, has died. Spaulding, who was most recently a senior political and foreign affairs writer at The Gleaner, was discovered dead at his Hughenden, St Andrew, home yesterday afternoon…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. A Ray Of Hope – Return Of Cruise Stops Could Spur Redevelopment Of Downtown Kingston. The plan to resume cruise shipping at the Port of Kingston should be good news for vendors in the downtown Kingston craft market who have long argued that this could be the lifeline for their struggling businesses…Read more Jamaica-Gleaner.com 

  4. He Has Some Speed! – Bolt, Van Niekerk Thrilled After Training Together. “He has some speed. I must say, he does have some speed.” That was the how the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt assessed South African World Championships 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk, minutes after the two shared a training session for the first time…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Yellen: Economy Improving But Timing Of Rate Hike Unclear. United States Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated on Monday that the US economy is improving but remains defined by so many uncertainties that it’s unclear when the Fed should resume raising interest rates…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Route Around Reggae Roadblocks – Joan Duncan Memorial Lecture Focuses On Music. OLast Wednesday’s 3rd Annual UTech Jamaica/Joan Duncan Memorial Lecture at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) was titled Mining Gold! How do we Monetise Jamaica’s Music Success?…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com