6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 27, 2015


  1. ‘Ridiculous’ $1,000 Fine – Business Leaders, Civil Society Slam Paltry Penalty For Gov’t Procurement Breaches. Ridiculous and absolutely insignificant. Those were just some of the words used by private-sector leaders and one government watchdog group to describe the maximum penalty of $1,000 and/or three months in prison for persons found guilty of breaching the government procurement guidelines… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Coalition Flexes Muscle, Warns Gov’t And Opposition Against Departing From Good Governance. A coalition of eight private-sector and civil-society groups is urging Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and Opposition Leader Andrew Holness to give their unwavering commitment to embracing what it describes as core principles of good governance from which present and future administrations should not veer… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Dawes Accepts Health Minister’s Offer. Dr Alfred Dawes, immediate past president of the Jamaica Medical Doctors Association (JMDA), has accepted the call from Health Minister Horace Dalley to meet and discuss concerns in the sector… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Fiscal Rules Not Enough To Keep Country’s Economy On Track, Says King. Despite Parliament having passed anti-‘run wid it’ laws last year to help safeguard the country’s finances, leading business and civil-society interests said they are not convinced that future political administrations will abide by such legislation unless they are closely monitored by key stakeholders… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Canadian High Commissioner Urges Gov’t To Use Reform To Improve Information Access. The ongoing improvements to the justice system must include civic education and transmission of information to the general public to help them better understand its operations, especially in relation to the courts. That’s the view of Sylvain Fabi, Canada’s high commissioner to Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Manchester, Dinthill Hunt Final Berth. Donovan Duckie, the head coach of Manchester High, was left bitterly disappointed after last week’s Ben Francis KO final loss to St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS), but he must now refocus his players for this afternoon’s daCosta Cup semi-final against Dinthill Technical… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com