6 Things You Need To Know Today: March 28, 2013


  1. IMF Delays Hurting Us – Phillips Hopes To Strike Deal Soon Amid Concerns In Market.  ONE WEEK after Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips disclosed that contingent talks between the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank were holding up the approval of an extended fund facility (EFF), he now says the country is being negatively impacted by the delay…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Major Police Operation In MoBay – Prominent Residents Arrested, Cars And Documents Seized.  Two prominent residents were arrested and several high-end vehicles, computers and documents seized during a major 12-hour-long multi-agency police operation, led by the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA) in Montego Bay yesterday…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. G2K Calls On Phillips To Resign.  Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips yesterday stopped just short of declaring that he has no plans to resign from the portfolio, at least not now…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Eighty-Two Per Cent Agree To Wage Restraint.  Approximately 82 per cent of public-sector workers have agreed to a wage restraint, Horace Dalley, minister without portfolio in the ministry of finance and the public service, has said…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Lottery-Scam Law To Also Cripple Identity Thieves.  Persons engaged in identity theft will soon be captured under the new lottery-scam legislation more formally designated the Law Reform Fraudulent Transaction Special Provisions Act of 2013…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Stars Booked For Jamaica Invitational – Bolt, Blake, VCB, SFP, Felix All Secured Despite Financial Hurdles.  Triple world record holder Usain Bolt and reigning World 100m champion Yohan Blake have both been confirmed for the 10th staging of the Jamaica International Invitational set for May 4 inside the National Stadium…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com (Image Above: Fraser-Pryce (left) and Campbell-Brown)