6 Things You Need To Know Today: May 2, 2013

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  1. At Long Last – Public Defender Delivers Interim Tivoli Report, Recommends Enquiry. An interim report into what Public Defender Earl Witter describes as a “siege” of Tivoli Gardens during a state of emergency in May 2010 has called for a thorough commission of enquiry into activities of the security forces and gunmen… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. IMF Deal Approved. With the International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday approving Jamaica’s application for a four-year extended fund facility, Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips has urged all Jamaicans to read the agreement carefully “to understand fully what will be required of each of us to advance the economic reform and allow the nation to successfully complete its obligations under the programme”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. ‘We’re Serious About This’ – IMF Programme Oversight Committee Co-Chair Says Team Is Committed To Ensure Success. Richard Byles, the co-chair of the oversight committee which has been established to monitor the implementation of Jamaica’s programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), says the team assembled is not for window dressing… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Government To Send Home Retirement-Age Teachers. Teachers who have reached the retirement age but who are still working in the public sector in that capacity are to be sent home as part of Jamaica’s agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Changes Coming To Health Sector. Person seeking health services at the country’s hospitals will soon be required to go through health centres… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. First Female DCP Retires. The first female Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Jevene Bent completed her final day in office shortly after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, after ending a career which spanned 36 years and 10 months… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com