6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 24, 2014

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  1. Killed For Nothing: East Kingston Residents Grapple With Puzzling Deadly Shooting. Residents of St John’s Road in Rockfort, east Kingston, remained shell-shocked yesterday, as dawn broke over the ill-fated bar where three persons were murdered and five others shot and injured during a brazen attack on Wednesday night… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. IMF Official Gives Jamaica High Marks. Dr Min Zhu, deputy director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has painted a rosy outlook for Jamaica’s economic fortunes, indicating that the country’s growth trajectory is set to continue on an upward path over the next three years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Without Jobs, There’s No Hope – PM. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has declared that the two-day International Monetary Fund (IMF) High-Level Caribbean Forum on Unlocking Economic Growth, which got under way yesterday in Montego Bay, St James, has come at an opportune time based on the nation’s great need for economic growth… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Canada Cracks Down On Immigration Fraud. Remi Lariviere, media relations officer, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, has declared that the government of Canada takes any kind of immigration fraud very seriously and will continue to crack down on crooked consultants… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. OUR Role Reduced, But Still Kingpin Of Renewables. Jamaica’s decision to appoint an energy czar has led to changes in the job functions of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), a portion of whose responsibilities have fallen to the Electricity Sector Enterprise Team (ESET)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Windies Women Focused Despite Men’s Team Controversy. West Indies Women’s team management say their side will not be distracted by the storm of controversy surround their male counterparts… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com