6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 26, 2014

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  1. Jamaica’s Poverty Rating Worsens. Some 1.1 million Jamaicans are living below the poverty line, fuelling an inter-generational crisis… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Area Two Police Record Reduction In Crime. Assistant Commissioner of police in charge of Area Two, Ealan Powell, has hailed the reduced crime statistics in the area as good showing by the crime fighters in the three parishes, St Ann, St Mary and Portland… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Risk Your Job, Peter – Economist Challenges Phillips To Put Post On The Line In Guaranteeing Reform Success. As the Government prepares to present the 2014-15 Budget in Parliament, a noted economist is urging the finance minister to not only commit to undertaking the economic reforms as prescribed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), but to also stake his political future on the success of those reforms… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. INDECOM Denies Public Defender’s Ballistics Reports Claim. The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has dismissed Public Defender Earl Witter’s suggestion that ballistic reports were delayed because of the commission’s inability to secure soldiers’ firearms and a paucity of resources at the Government forensic lab… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Jamaica Wants Change To Dates For Receiving Loan Funds. Arguing that it is confident that the policies described in the Memorandum of Economic and Financial Programme are adequate to achieve the objectives under the four-year extended fund facility with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Government has written to the Fund’s managing director asking for a modification of dates for the purchase of special drawing rights (SDR) under the programme… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Record Start For Calabar’s Taylor. Calabar High School’s Class Three athlete, Christopher Taylor, was the star on yesterday’s opening day of the Inter-Secondary Schools’ Sports Association/ GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships, as he broke the first record of the meet while cruising to 48.72 seconds in the preliminary round of the one-lap event… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com