6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 22, 2016


  1. Access Denied – Residents Climb 48 Steps Daily And Into Danger’s Path. The newly reconfigured road network leading from Mandela Highway into the communities of Caymanas Country Club Estate, Caymanas Bay, and Caymanas Glade in St Catherine has made it difficult for pedestrians who live in the latter two communities to get to and from their homes… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Some Public Sector Workers Not Anxious To Get Three Per Cent Increase. A negotiated salary increase to any category of worker is generally a welcome benefit to the individual, but The Gleaner has been informed that some public-sector workers earning a little less than $1.5 million are not in a hurry to get the negotiated three per cent increase in Year Two of the public-sector wage agreement, due in April… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Concerns Over Promotions In The JCF. National Security Minister Robert Montague has moved to tackle the vexing issue of promotions within the police force, amid widespread charges that the process is fraught with cronyism… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Motorists On North-South Link Of Highway 2000 To Pay Only At Exit Point. Motorists using the north-south link of Highway 2000 after new toll rates go into effect will use a different payment system than now exists on the east leg that is operated by a different concessionaire – TransJamaican Highway… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Prelim Against Cops In Mario Deane Case Continues Today. The ongoing preliminary examination in the case against three police personnel who are facing multiple charges arising from the August 2014 beating of Mario Deane, while in custody, is to continue in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court today… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Austin Will Face Costa Rica – Schafer. National senior men’s football team head coach, Winfried Schafer, says Reggae Boyz captain, Rodolph Austin, whose name was not in the 23-man squad released by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) on Sunday, will be part of the team to face Costa Rica in back-to-back World Cup qualifiers on March 25 and 29… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com