6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 2, 2016

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  1. Shaw Up To Bat – Next Finance Minister Must Hit Ground Running, Say Economists. Audley Shaw, the man anointed by Prime Minister-designate Andrew Holness to take charge of the Ministry of Finance, will have to bat boldly on a sticky wicket after receiving his instrument of office, according to economist Errol Gregory… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Environmental Groups Tackle Incoming Government On Goat Islands Issue. Environmental groups have already started lobbying the incoming Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Government to rethink the controversial proposed development of the Goat Islands… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Gonsalves Having Life Easy Despite One-Seat Parliamentary Majority. As is likely to take place in Jamaica under Prime Minister-designate Andrew Holness, the head of government of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, has, for the past year, held a one-seat majority in Parliament… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. JMA To Meet PM-Designate Holness Today – Controversial Sugar ‘Cess’ Not Up For Discussion. The top brass of the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) is slated to meet with Prime Minister-designate Andrew Holness today, but the association’s president, Metry Seaga, does not expect the controversial cess on imported sugar, which the outgoing administration was contemplating, to even come up during the discussion… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Teachers’ Colleges To Deepen Linkages With UWI. Dr Moses Peart, chairman of the St Joseph’s Teachers’ College and the Catholic Archdiocesan Education Board, has revealed that the University of the West Indies (UWI) will be playing a more active role in the delivery of programmes at teachers’ colleges… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Mayhew Gets Heroes’ Welcome At Charlemont High. Charlemont High School gave Daniel Mayhew a hero’s welcome for his performance at the Winter Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway recently, with an open march celebration at the Linstead-based institution on Monday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com