6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 13, 2014

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  1. ‘I Will Fight’ – Embattled UTech President Defends Stewardship, Thrashes ‘One-Sided’ Report. Accusing the Special Advisory Committee of having an agenda, president of the University of Technology (UTech) Professor Errol Morrison has declared that he has no regrets or apologies for the way he has managed the institution during his seven-year tenure… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. TPDCo Knocked For Poor Implementation Record. Dennis Hickey, executive director of the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), says his entity lacks the implementation capacity needed to ensure greater delivery on projects… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. FLA Under Fire Over Security Arrangement. The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) found itself in the firing line of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday, after it was discovered that the agency is paying a security company $17.5 million per annum without being able to produce a contract for the services. The security firm has been providing services to the FLA over the last eight years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaica Faces Non-Communicable Disease Epidemic – Ferguson. Health minister Dr Fenton Ferguson on Tuesday underscored the need for a revolutionary approach to healthy lifestyles on the island, saying it is most desirable to start to inculcate a habit of healthy eating in the nation’s young… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. ECJ Being Dragged Before Parliament To Defend Salaries. The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) is to be summoned to appear before Parliament’s Public Administration and Accountability Committee (PAAC) to answer questions about the multimillion-dollar salaries paid to its commissioners… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. GraceKennedy Going ‘All Out’ For Champs. “We’re going all out for this event, putting our whole heart in it.” Those were the words of GraceKennedy CEO Don Wehby, as he reaffirmed their position as title sponsors of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, during yesterday’s press launch… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com