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


  1. ‘Generous’ Wage Package Blamed For Missed IMF Tests. The stalled and subsequent failure of a series of International Monetary Fund (IMF) tests by the then Jamaica Labour Party administration, under a previous standby arrangement with the fund, are being blamed on the granting of a ‘generous’ wage package to public-sector workers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Public Views Mixed On Proposed Health-Care Referral System. As a steady stream of patients flowed in and out of health centres across Kingston and St Andrew on Thursday afternoon, persons shared their views on the Government’s decision to put in place a mandatory referral system for those seeking medical treatment from hospitals… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Let’s Talk Contingency – Parliament Should Debate Alternative Revenue Measures Required If IMF Targets Are Threatened. At long last, Jamaica has secured a deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Quite appropriately, Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips has urged all Jamaicans to carefully read the letter of intent in order to fully understand what is required of the country under the agreement… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Unruly Shaw – Christie Scoffs At Opposition Spokesman’s Stance On Abandoned LNG Tender Process. Former Contractor General Greg Christie has accused Audley Shaw, opposition spokesman on finance, of a “disregard and total lack of respect for the rule of law” as well as an “unbridled” willingness to mislead the nation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Investor Database To Be Established. The Government has declared its intention to establish a comprehensive database of Jamaican professionals and investors abroad… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Bolt Recovers, Will Run 100m In Cayman. Usain Bolt, the 100 and 200m world record holder, will definitely be competing in the shorter sprint at the Cayman Invitational… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com