6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 10, 2013


  1. Costly Cases – NSWMA Struggles To Settle $120m Wrongful Dismissal Lawsuits, Pay Elderly Employees. The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is struggling to find more than $100 million to pay scores of former employees who have brought successful cases of wrongful dismissal against the agency… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Anti-Gang Operation Reaping Success Out West – Nine Guns Recovered This Week, Two Gangsters Killed. Four firearms were seized and two alleged gangsters shot dead yesterday, as the Area One police brought additional communities in western Jamaica under the spotlight of their initiative to dismantle criminal gangs and apprehend gangsters… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. House Approves CARICOM Act Amendments. The House of Representatives Tuesday passed a bill which seeks to amend the Caribbean Community (Free Movement of Skilled Persons) Act… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Smoking Costing Gov’t More Than It Pays – Health Ministry. Ministry of Health officials yesterday told a parliamentary committee, which is reviewing the ban on smoking in public places, that the cost of dealing with tobacco-related illnesses far outstrip taxes collected from cigarette companies… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Mullings Was People’s Champ – P.J. Seymour Mullings, the quiet, affable political giant, who served in a range of prominent positions and managed several ministerial portfolios in People’s National Party (PNP) administrations between 1969 and 2004, is being hailed as an extraordinary public servant… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Injury Concerns For Austin, Phillips – Reggae Boyz Pair Still Likely To Play Against USA. Rodolph Austin and Demar Phillips showed signs of pain, but Jamaica’s head coach, Winfried Schäfer, says both players will be ready for tomorrow’s do-or-die CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying (WCQ) football match against the United States at Sporting Park here tomorrow, beginning at 5:36 p.m… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com