6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 17, 2015


  1. Reckless Management – PC Banks Taken Over To Protect Depositors Funds After High-Risk Loans Uncovered. An audit of the 110-year-old farmers’ institution, the National People’s Co-operative Bank (NPCB) has unveiled a litany of irregularities and weak management practices, which have placed the money of its members at risk… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Shaw Surprises Committee With Audit On PC Banks. Opposition spokesman on Finance Audley Shaw yesterday surprised government members during a meeting of the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee when he furnished a copy of an audit of the National People’s Co-operative Bank (NPCB) and said he intended to discuss it… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Break Cycle Of Fear To Tackle Crime, Says Former St Louis Police Chief. Ahead of his visit to Jamaica to deliver the keynote address at the 25th anniversary awards banquet for Crime Stop, Dr Daniel Isom is arguing that the Police High Command should focus on breaking the cycle of fear in Jamaica if law enforcement is to put a serious dent in crime… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Arnaldo, The Big Spender – MP Says $3 Billion Spent Under His Watch. More than $5 billion has been spent in the constituency represented by junior foreign minister Arnaldo Brown, $3 billion of which the member of parliament says is as a result of his advocacy… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. ‘Shame On Youth Ministry’ – Philibert. An admission by a youth official in the Ministry of Youth and Culture that the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) withdrew funding for a youth initiative owing to Government bureaucracy, angered members of a parliamentary committee Tuesday who blasted the ministry for its lack of commitment to the youth of Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. I’ll Be Ready Next Year – Weir. Following an injury-plagued season, which culminated with a disappointing semi-final finish at the just-concluded World Athletics Championships, former Olympic 200 metres bronze medallist Warren Weir has vowed to put in some big performances in 2016… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com