6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 23, 2015

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  1. Singapore Sorrow – Seaga Mourns Death Of ‘Friend’, Lee Kuan Yew. Days after Andrew Holness, the leader of the Opposition, used the floor of Parliament to contrast the economic fortunes of Jamaica and Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, the man who transformed the latter from a small port city into one of the world’s wealthiest nations, has died… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Abuse Of Disabled Children Too Prevalent – Hanna. As Jamaica continues to reel from news of violent acts against children, Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna is revealing that children who are disabled are being singled out for physical and verbal abuse… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. No Double-Digit Wage Hike. Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips has yet again hinted that public-sector workers will not be getting double-digit increases in salaries, despite five years of wage freeze and their trade union representatives requesting a 30 per cent hike over two years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Hire Aircraft To Fight Riverton Fires – Holness. Opposition Leader Andrew Holness says the Jamaican Government should consider entering into arrangements with service providers for the use of aircraft to fight fires at the Riverton City dump in the Corporate Area… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Govt Reviews Divestment List. Veneice Pottinger Scott, head of the Public Sector Modernisation Division, said there is to be a review of a programme which was aimed at reducing the number of entities within the public sector… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Wrong Move By Ministry Of Education On Student-Athlete Transfers – Stakeholders. Sports administrators and other interests have weighed in on the recent collaboration between the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) and the Ministry of Education in developing a policy for the transfer of student athletes… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com