6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 31, 2014

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  1. Government Hunts Liars – Cabinet Wants Wider Pool Of Civil Servants To Take Lie-Detector Tests. Consultants are currently taking place with key public-sector employment regulators on how best to implement a targeted lie-detector system in sensitive areas of the state apparatus… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. NHT Buyout Of Outameni A Violation, Chang Charges. Dr Horace Chang, opposition spokesman on housing, is expressing outrage at the decision by the National Housing Trust (NHT) to purchase the Trelawny-based attraction Outameni Experience. He is calling for the Government to disclose details of the controversial deal… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Banks Make Interest Rates Killing. Banks are making an 11 per cent spread on money they lend to the public. John Robinson, deputy governor of the Bank of Jamaica, said in Parliament on Wednesday that “spreads now, and have been for a very long time, remain very high”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Lowe Launches Jamaica’s First Medical Marijuana Company. Medicanja IPO For Early 2015. Dr Henry Lowe and partners have launched Jamaica’s first medical marijuana company, and are already plotting to build a worldwide brand out of Medicanja while still awaiting regulatory approval for the start-up business… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Climate Change Adaptation Efforts Gather Momentum. Jamaica has begun the roll- out of a project designed to enhance its adaptation planning for climate change while also meeting its obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Tough U-20 Draw For Jamaica. Host Jamaica was drawn in a tough Group alongside rivals the United States and Trinidad and Tobago in Group A of the CONCACAF Under-20 Championships yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com