6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 20, 2014

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  1. Growth Out West – UWI, Mona Expanding Campus In Montego Bay. In its latest takeover bid, the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona has purchased 50 acres of land at Barnett Estate in St James, signalling its intention to become western Jamaica’s international centre of excellence for training and education… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. UTech Set To Transform Trelawny. Despite a rejection of proposals made by the University of Technology (UTech) to both government administrations for use of the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium as its Western Campus hub, the institution remains firm. It plans to transform Trelawny into a university town… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Breadfruit – Jamaica Fails To Capitalise On High Demand Overseas – Ministry Pushes For Planting Of More Fruit Trees. Jamaica’s roasted breadfruit is in high demand in Canada and Europe, however, like much of our other produce for which foreigners have developed a liking, the country is not able to fill the orders… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Assets Going To Waste To Shore Up Votes? The old, abandoned buildings which formed part of the landscape of downtown Kingston for decades will continue to be grouped among the country’s wasted assets if Morin Seymour’s theory about why they remain in that condition is true… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. The Hunt For Cheaper Energy For Jamaica: How About Biomass Briquettes? – Part 1. Jamaica is experiencing four main challenges at this time: food security, an economic downturn, high crime rate, and high energy costs. These challenges are closely related. According to the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), Jamaica imported J$54.8 billion worth of food items between January and July 2013, in comparison to J$48 billion for the corresponding period in 2012… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Organisers Say Jamaica Bobsledders Have Qualified For Sochi Games. The Jamaican bobsled team may be headed to another Olympics. The catch: It needs a lot of money, and it needs it fast… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
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