6 Things You Need To Know Today: March 11, 2013

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Opposition Leader Andrew Holness
  1. Holness Goes To Court Over NHT – JLP Leader To Challenge Special Provisions Law.  Opposition Leader Andrew Holness is to head to court to challenge the constitutionality of the NHT (Special Provisions) Act, which was passed in the Houses of Parliament last week.  Holness will file the action in his capacities as leader of the opposition and an NHT contributor…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Defence Attorney Troubled By Lottery-Scam Law.  Defence attorney Bert Samuels has described provisions in the proposed lottery-scam legislation as scary, predicting they will lead to people being afraid to conduct business in the country.  The Law Reform Fraudulent Transactions Special Provisions Act 2013 was passed in the House of Representatives last Tuesday…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. New China Road Deal.  For the second time in just over three years, Jamaica has secured a multibillion-dollar infrastructure development programme with China, a government insider has revealed…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Investment And Trade Focus At Diaspora Conference 2013.  Increased opportunities for investment and trade are among the areas of focus for this year’s staging of the Fifth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference, to be held at the Montego Bay Conference Centre in St James from June 16-19…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Women Making Great Strides In Politics Since Independence.  Sandrea Falconer, the minister with responsibility for gender affairs, in a statement in the Senate on Friday, said that women have broken the glass ceiling in politics but there is need for more to be involved in the process…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Holmwood Will Focus On Quality At Champs.  One of the key factors that contributed to Holmwood Technical High School’s nine-year dominance of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Girls’ Athletics Championships, before their reign was ended last year by Edwin Allen, was the depth of their squad…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com