6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 4, 2015

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  1. Child Killers Claim 15th Victim Since Start Of The Year. Jamaica was thrust into despair once again yesterday as the barbarism of some of its people was emphasised when another child became part of the chilling murder statistics… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Grades Could Determine SLB Loans. The Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) has put in place a new policy which will see students being denied loans if their grades are low and if the demand for loans is greater than the amount available for on-lending… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Appeal Court To Decide On Speed Of Senate Seat Hearing. The parties involved in the ongoing dispute over two Senate seats are urging the Court of Appeal to give a speedy hearing in the appeal brought by Opposition Leader Andrew Holness so as to bring finality to the matter… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Jamaican Government Pledges $8.2m To Assist Persons With Disabilities. A sum of $8.2 million will be spent this year to strengthen the Government’s capacity to better cater to the needs of persons with disabilities (PWDs)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Jamaican Government Giving Serious Consideration To Buying Back Of PetroCaribe Debt. A guarded Finance Minister, Dr Peter Phillips, yesterday disclosed that Jamaica is giving consideration to buying back its PetroCaribe debt, which now stands about US$3 billion… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Francis Turned Down  Bolt. Stephen Francis, head coach of Maximising Velocity and Power (MVP) track club, has revealed he turned down the opportunity to coach double Olympic world record holder Usain Bolt… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com