6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 31, 2013


  1. $Billion NWC Leak – Agency Racks Up Massive Losses, Committee Fears Bad Debt Won’t Be Recovered. Losses amounting to billions of dollars which have been racked up by the National Water Commission (NWC) over the six-month period April to September 2013 left members of a parliamentary oversight committee incensed yesterday during a meeting in Gordon House… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Bunting Concerned Over INDECOM Firearm Seizures. National Security Minister Peter Bunting has expressed concern that the manner in which the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) operates can negatively impact the operations of the Jamaica Constabulary Force… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. WADA Meetings Constructive – Minister. Arising from a two-day trip to the island to audit the drug-testing capabilities of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has committed to helping the local entity overcome some of the challenges it currently faces… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. New Law To Reduce Red Tape In Business – Hylton. The stress of waiting in lines and the high costs associated with doing business in Jamaica, are among several areas that will be addressed with the new Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Entrepreneurship policy… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Equip Youth To Fill Vacancies – UWI Graduate Says This Is Key To Lowering Unemployment. In addressing some of the shortcomings that have resulted in high unemployment among tertiary students, Mark-Paul Cowan, who graduates this week from the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, with a bachelor’s degree in literatures in English and law, says more training for non-traditional jobs is needed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Dominant Jamaica Blank El Salvador 2-0. Jamaica started their campaign in the CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Qualifying Football Tournament on a winning note last night when they defeated El Salvador 2-0 in the feature game of the tournament’s opening double-header at the Catherine Hall Stadium, in Montego Bay… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com