6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 7, 2014


  1. Probe NHT Purchase – Private-Sector Groups Want OCG, AG Offices To Examine Outameni Acquisition. With local private-sector interests yesterday calling for an investigation into the National Housing Trust’s (NHT) contro-versial purchase of Outameni Tours and Entertainment Projects, The Gleaner has obtained a copy of the minutes of the board meeting that led to the March 2013 purchase of the Trelawny-based operation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Accused ‘Beaters’ Of Mario Deane Suspect Gets December Court Date. The two men, who reportedly beat one of the suspects in the Mario Deane murder case while they were together in custody, will return to the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court on December 11, as the medical report is still not ready… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Jamaica Not Doing Enough For Disabled Youth. Lisa Hanna, minister of youth and culture, has said Jamaica is not doing enough for children with disabilities… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. ‘Pending Light Bill Hike May Threaten Inflation Target’. With a price hike for electricity looming, the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) is expressing fear that it could impact the inflation target which has been set under Jamaica’s medium-term economic programme, in agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Jamaican Companies Urged To Create More CSR Programmes. Senior consultant at strategy consulting firm Monitor Deloitte, Sean Keown, is encouraging more Jamaican companies to create corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. ‘It Is Farcical’ – ISSA Launches Probe After Lopsided JC, Excelsior Wins – JFF Demands Report By Monday Morning. President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Captain Horace Burrell, says there could be serious implications if investigations reveal any case of match-fixing in two Inter-Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA)/LIME Manning Cup football games on Tuesday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com