6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 5, 2014


  1. Heat Over Hylton – Parliament Comes To Boil As Gov’t Stands By Appointment Of Tivoli Commissioner. Attorney General Patrick Atkinson yesterday accused the parliamentary Opposition of seeking to besmirch the character and reputation of jurist Velma Hylton… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Customs Cheats Could Face Jail Time. Persons who falsify invoices to escape paying the maximum customs duty on goods imported into Jamaica could, in the future, face jail time instead of only a fine… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. World Bank Helps Jamaica Tackle Youth Unemployment. The World Bank has moved decisively to introduce novel avenues of investment in a bid to combat youth unemployment as well as resuscitate Jamaica’s ailing economy… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Building Overhaul Crucial To Earthquake Preparedness. As Jamaica moves to boost its earthquake readiness, an overhaul of the island’s existing building stock – some 70 per cent of which are informal structures – will be critical… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Debt-To-GDP Ratio On Downward Trajectory. Jamaica’s debt ratio is on a downward trajectory and, by March 31, is expected to be eight per cent lower than it was at the end of fiscal year 2012-2013, Finance and Planning Minister Dr Peter Phillips said… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. St Mary High Win Eastern Champs. St Mary High took command on the final day of the Eastern Secondary Schools Sports Association (ESSSA)/Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) Eastern Athletics Championships and captured the title at the National Stadium, yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com