6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 2, 2015

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  1. Bunting Says J’can Gov’t Pressed British For Funds To Build New Prison. For years, the United Kingdom government had pressed its Jamaican counterpart to accept a prisoner-transfer deal, but Jamaica’s current administration says it only acquiesced on a firm commitment from the British that it would provide a substantial grant towards the facility… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Prison Break – Bunting Says New Prison Will Ease Overcrowding, Help In Rehabilitation. Decrying the state of conditions in Jamaica’s prisons, National Security Minister Peter Bunting said Wednesday that the country would benefit greatly from the construction of a modern correctional facility through a £25-million grant from the United Kingdom (UK)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Jamaica To Get Lions Share Of UK Money. Jamaica is to be the recipient of the lion’s share of the £300-million infrastructure grant from the United Kingdom (UK), to be administered by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Department for International Development (DFID) that leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Jamaica National Building Society Gets Green Light On Banking Status. The Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) has received the green light to become a fully fledged commercial bank… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Local Sugar Facing An Uncertain Future – Divestment Not As Sweet As Was Projected. Ambassador Derrick Heaven, the former executive chairman of the Sugar Industry Authority (SIA), says the 2010 divestment of the local sugar factories has not produced the desired result as the new players in the sector are now struggling to keep pace with what is unfolding on the wider global stage… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Charlie Set To Go On Goal Spree. Charlie Smith High will look to maintain their perfect run when they face lowly Penwood High in the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW Manning Cup Group D, today at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex, starting at 3:30 p.m… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com