6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 14, 2016

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  1. $1.5m Phone Bill – Huge Charges Racked Up On Gov’t-Issued Cell Phone After Former Company Chairman’s Resignation. Though Maurice Henry demitted office as chairman of the state-owned Aeronautical Telecommunications Limited (AEROTEL) in February 2012, $1.5 million in charges were racked up on the same company cell phone issued to him over a 22-month period after his resignation, court and other documents obtained by The Gleaner have revealed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Riverton Jobs – PM Looks To Landfill For Employment-Creation Opportunities. Prime Minister Andrew Holness has identified the Riverton City disposal site as a possible avenue from which employment and new industries can be generated… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Williams Commits To Ensuring Jamaica Fulfils IMF Targets. Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Fayval Williams, said she is committed to ensuring that Jamaica fulfills the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) targets for the January to March quarter and, by extension, the 2015-16 fiscal year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. It’s Not Swine Flu – Chief Vet. One of the country’s leading veterinarians has taken issue with media houses for their continued use of the term ‘swine flu’ in reference to the Influenza A H1N1 2009 virus, which has been determined to be the cause of recent deaths in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Maths Teaching Improving, Says Nat’l Coordinator. The teaching of mathematics is improving nationwide, National Mathematics Coordinator Dr Tamika Benjamin has said, although the experts at the Ministry of Education still have some areas of concern… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. JC Captain Targets Rio. When the 2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships get under way tomorrow at 1 p.m. with the preliminary round of the boys’ Class One long jump, O’Brien Wasome of Jamaica College (JC) will have two targets… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com