6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 27, 2013

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  1. Boycott Bad For All – Leaders Say Move Practical But Would Hurt T&T, Jamaica Interests. Political and business leaders are admitting they are troubled by the likely outcome of a wholesale boycott of products out of Trinidad and Tobago as plans and preparations for such a move gain momentum in Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Work Resumes On Highway 2000 North-South Link. Plagued by contractual issues and a two-year suspension, work on the North-South link of Highway 2000 has resumed with a completion date slated for 2016… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Seven St James Cops Arrested … Suspected Of Breaching Corruption Prevention Act. The St James Police Division, which has been considered a hotbed of corruption over recent years, was hit again on Monday with the arrest of seven police personnel accused of breaching the Corruption Prevention Act… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Eat Jamaican Campaign Falls Short After 10 Years. While there has been some progress in improving food production and productivity, Jamaica is still far from achieving the desired level of food nutrition and security, according to Dr Jerome Thomas, the Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) representative to Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. JSE To Allow Investors To Trade Stocks – Online Platform Under Development – Future Plans Include Commodities Exchange. The Jamaica Stock Exchange is creating an online platform that will allow individual investors to buy and sell stocks — a function now limited to stockbrokers — and is simultaneously developing the blueprint for a commodities exchange in a push for market diversification and growth… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Gold Cup Hits Peak – Bottling Company First-Time Sponsor For Top-Class Event. The 42nd running of the very popular Gold Cup race for top-class horses, to be sponsored by Peak Bottling Company Limited for the first time, will be run over 1400 metres on Saturday, December 7… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
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