6 Things You Need To Know Today: March 25, 2013


  1. Cabinet Signs Off On Budget, Awaits IMF.  The country has now completed all prior actions required to successfully ink an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), according to information coming out of yesterday’s Cabinet retreat…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. ‘No Cash In Sports’ – Experts Lament Jamaica’s Failure To Make Money From Sector.  Jamaica has garnered little economic benefit from its world-renowned prowess in sports, particularly athletics, a failure business and management experts are arguing is due to an absence of the requisite know-how to properly harness the opportunities available…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Senate Approves Bill Granting Finance Minister More Power.  A Bill to empower Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr Peter Phillips, to write off arrears of taxes as well as penalties determined to be uncollectable, was approved by the Senate last Thursday…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. More Than 500 J’cans Deported From CARICOM States, Curaçao.  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade is reporting that 271 Jamaicans were deported from CARICOM states in 2012.  Another 254 Jamaicans were deported from Curaçao…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com 
  5. PNP Marks 75, Looks To The Future.  With the party celebrating its diamond anniversary, the People’s National Party (PNP ) is in the process of laying the bricks for the next 25 years…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Jamaica College (JC) Shines At US Robotics Competition.  Jamaica College earned fine honours at this year’s US FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Competition at the Jacob Javits Convention Centre in New York, United States…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com (Image Above: Fourth-form student of Jamaica College in St Andrew, Gavin Smith, gives a critical eye to the school’s robotics display at the Jamaica Day 2013 Exposition held on February 22 at the Trelawny Multipurpose Stadium)