6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 22, 2013


  1. IMF Pleased With Jamaica’s Progress. Senior International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission representative to Jamaica, Jan Kees Martijn, yesterday said the Fund is “encouraged by the steady progress being made” by the country under the extended fund facility (EFF)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. $J Depreciation An Important Correction, Says Fund. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said it welcomes the recent depreciation of the Jamaican dollar… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. More Copes To Be Hauled Before Courts – Police Officers Head List Of Public-Sector Workers Who Shun Filings. With police personnel accounting for the highest number of public-sector employees who have ignored their obligations to file annual statutory declarations, the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption has begun a crackdown on delinquent members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. St Thomas PC Announces Drastic Increases In Fees. In a bid to keep pace with the cost required to support the services it is offering to the public, the St Thomas Parish Council has announced that, effective June 1, some of its fees will see drastic increases… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. JEEP Tackles Zinc Fence. The Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP) has taken over the zinc fence-removal programme, an initiative of former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Maximum Security! JFF Strengthens Safety Measures For World Cup Matches. The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has put in place some strict security and safety measures to make it more efficient to enter the National Stadium for Jamaica’s two upcoming CONCACAF World Cup Qualification matches next month… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com