6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 18, 2015


  1. Audley Shaw Wants Government To Find Work Overseas For Jamaicans. The Jamaican Government is being urged to consider developing a regime to facilitate the export of labour… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. 12-Year-Old Pregnant Girl In State Custody… Man Believed To Have Abused Her In Police Lock-Up. The Child Development Agency (CDA) has launched an investigation into the sexual abuse of a 12-year-old pregnant child, and the man suspected of impregnating her is now in police custody… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Quiz Obama On Medical Marijuana, Says Pengelley. When United States (US) President Barack Obama visits Jamaica on April 9 to hold talks with Jamaican officials and other Caribbean leaders, one of the issues that Brian Pengelley, president of the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association, would want the American president to comment on is whether the US would welcome the island’s push to export medical marijuana to the large US market… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Free Zone Could Rise Again – Gloria Henry. There is hope that there could be a resurgence of the once popular 807 Garment Industry, which was the premier activity when the Montego Bay Free Zone opened its door for the first time 30 years ago… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. The New Budget And Jamaica’s Fiscal Policy. Last year was the first time in the country’s history that the Government tabled close to a balanced budget. Proposed spending for 2014-2015 of $540 billion only adjusted to accommodate inflation when compared to the 2013-2014 Budget… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. ‘Little Tussle’ Between Windies Skipper Holder And Sammy. Skipper Jason Holder has dismissed reports of a rift in the West Indies team as he led his side to a six-wicket victory over United Arab Emirates and a quarter-final berth in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup 2015… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com