6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 25, 2013


  1. Gov’t To Improve Access To Information. Sandrea Falconer, minister with responsibility for information, has announced that the Government is in the process of tabling a new communications policy, which will strengthen access to information in the country… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Ja Can Learn From Barbados’ IMF Experience. Jamaica can create a platform for economic growth by using the example of Barbados, which stood up to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and offered wage cuts as a viable alternative to the Fund’s prescription of devaluation when the country almost ran out of international reserves… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Disabilities Group Hopes For End To Discrimination In The Workplace. The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution to promote disability-inclusive development across the world… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Corporate Area Tax Compliance Rate Low. With property tax arrears for the Corporate Area hitting the $1-billion mark, Kingston Mayor Angela Brown Burke has warned that this could impact a number of essential and quality-of-life services… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Liquidity Crunch! Bankers Prod BOJ To Return Cash To Market. Jamaica’s bankers are lobbying the central bank to ease up on its tight monetary policy, saying they are starved of cash to finance capital projects… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Bolt Extends Puma Contract. The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, has signed a new contract with German sporting goods manufacturers Puma which will see the sprinter’s long-standing association with the brand lead up to and beyond the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com