6 Things You Need To Know Today- May 25, 2016

Prime Minister Andrew Holness making his presentation during the Budget Debate yesterday.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness making his presentation during the Budget Debate yesterday.
  1. Housing Stimulus – Holness Announces New NHT Policy Targeting Low-Income Earners. LOW-INCOME earners will, effective July 1, have the opportunity to borrow up to $4.89 million per contributor, or $9.8 million jointly, from the National Housing Trust (NHT) to purchase a house, while paying no interest, based on a dramatic shift in housing policy that was announced yesterday by Prime Minister Andrew Holness…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Golding-Led Team To Assess CARICOM’s Value To Jamaica. A Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Review Commission to be led by former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has been assigned to assess the value of CARICOM to Jamaica. Asserting that Jamaica’s foreign policy must support its economic and development policy, Prime Minister Andrew Holness told…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. State Minister Eyes Improvement Of Correctional Facilities. Minister of state in the Ministry of National Security, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr, has reiterated the Government’s commitment to improving the rehabilitation programmes and the physical infrastructure of the island’s correctional facilities…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. ‘Super-Super Team’ To Strike Gold At World Juniors. Jamaica has twice won the 4×100-metre relay for boys at the World Junior Championships. According to veteran coach, Raymond Graham, a third win is possible this year…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. JPS To Invest $6.5b In Smart Meters, Estimates Illegal Connections Of 180,000.  Power utility company Jamaica Public Service (JPS) has reassessed the cost of its smart metering programme, aimed at curtailing energy losses and possibly electricity theft, at US$52 million ($6.5 billion) to be spent over five years. Concurrently, the JPS revealed that…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Rebel, Ifrica To Headline African Liberation Day Show. The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) stages the fifth annual African Liberation Day celebrations today at St William Grant Park. Queen Ifrica and Tony Rebel will headline the event alongside other featured artistes such as Chezidek, Bushman, Charley B, Davianah and ELAD…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com