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

Venezuela's President- Hugo Chavez

  1. Chavez Dead-Venezuela’s President Loses Battle With Cancer-Officials Call For Unity. CARACAS, Venezuela (AP): Some in anguish, some in fear, Venezuelans raced for home yesterday after the government announced the death of President Hugo Chávez, the firebrand socialist who led the nation for 14 years. Vice-President Nicolas Maduro’s voice broke…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. PetroCaribe Positively Impacted Jamaica’s Balance Of Payments – Hughes. Late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez predicted, during a visit to Jamaica eight years ago, that the PetroCaribe arrangement would save participating countries billions of dollars from crude oil purchases….read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Jamaica Is NOT In A Currency Crisis … But Could It Be By The End Of 2013? With more than nine months remaining, will the currency depreciate further? Will the exchange rate reach $100 to US$1, or can the Jamaican dollar regain stability gradually? What is currency crisis?… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Windwards, Jamaica Clash In Feature. The leading West Indies cricketers will be on show today when the Regional Four-day Championship enters the fourth round with matches in Barbados, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Scotia Group Appoints First Female Chairman. Brian Porter has retired as chairman of Scotia Group Jamaica Limited four months into his new job as president of the parent company in Canada. Sylvia...read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. ‘Three Little Birds’ Hits The Stage – Cedella Marley Book Turns Theatre Production. Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC) is announcing the world premiere musical, Three Little Birds, the fourth in its professional 2012-2013 61st season, in two weeks…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com