6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 25, 2015

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  1. Robust Arrivals From USA For Winter Tourist Season. Tourist arrival figures are just in for the 2015 winter season, and Jamaica’s largest leisure market, the United States (US), has registered overall growth of 9.1 per cent over the same period – January to April of 2014… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Windsor Heights Residents Beg For Time To Regularise Land Ownership. Occupiers of 1,250 lots in Windsor Heights, St Catherine, now face eviction from the properties many of them have called home for years because of their failure to agree to a payment schedule in order to remain on the lands… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Queen’s Expulsions Expose Need For Early Intervention, Behaviour Change In Schools. In light of the strong action taken against students who were involved in a brawl at The Queen’s School, Education Minister Ronald Thwaites is calling for schools to begin intervention for students as early as grade seven… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Criminals Take Toll On Highway 2000. Since its construction, the Mandela Highway to May Pen leg of Highway 2000 has been plagued by theft that has caused the TransJamaica Highway (TJH) Limited and Jamaican Infrastructure Operator Ltd (JIO) to shell out in excess of US$1 million to replace stolen solar lighting parts. This does not include road signs, telephone cable, fencing material and other vital equipment meant for the use of the public… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Lenders Tighten Up On Loans. The latest credit conditions survey done by the central bank indicates that lenders tightened up on credit in the December quarter leaving loan demand from small firms largely unmet… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Chanderpaul Dropped For Australia Series. Veteran West Indies batsman, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, has been dropped for the upcoming series against Australia, starting June 3… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com