6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 11, 2015

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  1. Jamaicans To Pay More For Improved Districts. Jamaicans are being put on notice to prepare to pay more to their respective parish councils for improvements in their areas, such as the installation of street lights and road work… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. ‘Slaughter House’ – Mother Gives ‘Distressing’ Testimony About Bloody Deaths Of Sons In Tivoli Home. A resident of Tivoli Gardens yesterday gave gripping testimony about how her two sons died inside her blood-soaked apartment two days after the launch of the May 2010 police-military operations in her west Kingston community… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. EU Concerned About Loans To Ministry Officials Under Cane Expansion Fund. A day after Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture Donovan Stanberry admitted he and other senior staff at the ministry received loans under the Cane Expansion Fund, a senior European Union official said the revelation has triggered concerns within the EU, which funds the programme… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Barclays Says Jamaicans Too Risky, Closes Accounts. Barclays Plc confirmed Thursday that the UK bank has removed Jamaicans from its client rolls, saying that a new initiative to close out accounts for those having Jamaican addresses was in line with its push to reduce risk and shore up core business… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. High Light Bills Threaten Sustainability Of Community Access Points. Having spent more than $600 million establishing community access points (CAPs) across the island, one government member of parliament (MP) is now declaring that the entire project is faced with a sustainability problem due to high electricity bills… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Big 200m Clash In Brussels – Thompson Eager For Schippers Rematch. IAAF World Championships 200m silver medallist Elaine Thompson says she is eager to again test herself against gold-medal winner Dafne Schippers and Olympic champion Allyson Felix at today’s series – closing AG Memorial Van Damme Diamond League meet in Brussels, Belgium… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com