6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 12, 2015


  1. Fury Over Dabdoub – Labourites Clash After Party Leader Engages Comrade For Legal Advice. Fresh fury yesterday opened festering wounds in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) as members wrangled over the decision by party leader Andrew Holness to engage former party member Abe Dabdoub on his legal team to fight his appeal against a Constitutional Court ruling… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. The Wage Bill Must Be Contained – IMF Mission Chief. While not going into details because of ongoing wage negotiations between public-sector groups and the Jamaican Government, Jan Kees Martijn, the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) mission chief, says containing the nation’s wage bill will be key to staying on the right fiscal path… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Paulwell To Get Campaign Finance Bill Today… Munroe ‘Tired Of Talk’. Minister with responsibility for electoral matters Phillip Paulwell says the long-awaited campaign finance bill should be handed to him tomorrow by the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel (CPC) after which it will be taken to Cabinet within three weeks for approval… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. $30-Million Feasibility Study For Caymanas Economic Zone. Jamaica is to spend $30 million in 2015-2016 to commence a feasibility study on the proposed Caymanas Economic Zone. The Caymanas Economic Zone is proposed to be one of the segments under the much-anticipated Jamaica Global Logistics Hub initiative… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Education Ministry Turns To Game, Performing Arts-Based Learning. Some 6,000 teachers and school leaders will be targeted in the 2015/2016 fiscal year by the Ministry of Education (MoE), as part of a move to improve the teaching of mathematics, science and language, through the use of information and communication technology, game-based learning and gender-sensitive approaches… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Champs Too Big For Nat’l Stadium- ISSA President Says Event Has Outgrown Capacity Of Current Venue. The Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) has gotten so big that ISSA president, Dr Walton Small, is calling for a bigger hosting facility for the annual showpiece… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com