6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 19, 2015

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  1. Burned – Jennifer Edwards’ Contract Has Expired And Will Not Be Renewed. The three-year contract of Jennifer Edwards, the executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has expired and will not be renewed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Holness, Give Us Concrete Solutions – Analysts. Two political analysts appear to be reading from the same script in their exhortation to Opposition leader Andrew Holness as he enters the crease in Gordon House today to deliver another presentation in the Budget Debate… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. World Bank Director Has High Hopes For Ja Growth. Anabel Gonzalez, senior director of the World Bank Group’s Global Practice on Trade and Competitiveness, has outlined a path for Jamaica to successfully grow its economy, on the back of improved macroeconomic indicators resulting from strategic implementation of policies that have been developed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Chinese Man Charged In $50-Million Seizure Of Fake Shoes. A Chinese, 41-year-old businessman, Lan Yan, has been charged with breaches of the Trademark Copyright Act in connection with the seizure of $50-million worth of fake name-brand footwear, seized at Kay’s Superstore, 88 Orange Street, downtown Kingston, on Tuesday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Impasse Over Negril Breakwaters Persists. After more than a year of at-times heated debate, tourism interests and government stakeholders remain deadlocked over the installation of breakwaters to arrest coastal erosion in Negril… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. St Jago Screens Champs Athletes. Former ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) winners St Jago High School took what could be considered a first step out of the blocks to prove their athletes are physically fit and ready for Champs 2015, with medical screening of 54 members of their team at the Heart Foundation of Jamaica on Beechwood Avenue, yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com