6 Things You Need To Know Today- March 8, 2013

Carlos Hill
  1. Cash Plus Payday – US$75m Identified, Could Start Reimbursing Investors, According To Documents. Cash Plus investors have greeted news of a possible payout with excitement and cautious optimism. Yesterday, news first broke through The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that former head of the failed investment club, alleged fraudster Carlos Hill…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. PM Heads Delegation To Chávez’s Funeral Today. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is heading a high-level team of Jamaicans who will travel to Caracas, Venezuela, today to attend the funeral for that nation’s late president, Hugo Chávez…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Bolt, Blake Could Miss May Meet. Coach Glen Mills has played down fears that two of Jamaica’s biggest track stars, Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake, will miss this year’s Jamaica Invitational, after recent confirmations of overseas assignments close to the May 4 local event…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Banks, Credit Unions Shave Savings Rates – Savers Join Debt Swap Losers. Funds saved with banks and credit unions earn just above two per cent interest per year, and are unlikely to perform any better over the next three to five years given the current low interest rate policy being pushed by the central bank…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. PA Benjamin Feels FDA Sting. America’s food and drug regulator has declared one of Jamaica’s most iconic companies to be in ‘significant violation’ of good manufacturing practices codified under US law…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Teachers’ College Honours Rev Dr Thaxter – Names Building After Educator. The REVEREND Dr Kenneth Thaxter was recently honoured by Church Teachers’ College, an institution which he has served for more than 31 years as lecturer and principal…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com