6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 10, 2014

Peter Phillips

  1. Straight Jacket For Finance Minister. Parliament will be asked to consider proposals in two bills tabled in the House of Representatives last week which seek to straight-jacket the behaviour of the minister of finance in administering the affairs of the country… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. No Garbage Money – Lack Of Funds Stalls Dump Upgrades Announced In 2003. More than 10 years after announcing plans to convert facilities such as the Riverton City dump in St Andrew and the Retirement dump in St James to landfills, the state agency responsible for the collection and disposal of solid waste is nowhere near achieving this objective… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Draft Of Sexual Harassment Bill Ready. A draft bill dealing with the vexed issue of sexual harassment at the workplace will soon be in the hands of Cabinet for its perusal… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Brighter Days Ahead For Bauxite. Clinton Thompson, Commissioner of the Mines and Geology Division, has expressed confidence that the best days are ahead for the bauxite industry… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. IFC Offering Top Dollar To Local Businesses. Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) across the island could be in for a major financial windfall, thanks to funding on offer from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), an affiliate of the World Bank… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. ‘I Got It Right’ – Fraser-Pryce Keeps World Indoors 60m Gold In Jamaica. Now only the second woman to win the 60m, 100m, and 200m trio of World titles, Jamaican superstar Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is a little surprised at her gold medal run in the 60m at the IAAF World Indoor Championships (WIC) at the Ergo Arena in Sopot, Poland, yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com