6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Sleeveless ban in tact in Charles’ house
  2. J’can peppers wanted in Canada
  3. Weir, Minzie quit Racers Track Club
  4. Jamaican Teas is HAACP certified
  5. Ja to host CARICOM seminar
  6. Possible mass Venezuelan migration to Ja?

Pearnel Charles

1. Sleeveless ban in tact in Charles’ house

Speaker of the House, Pearnel Charles Sr, has made it clear that despite the suspension of the no-sleeveless policy for government buildings there will be no changes to the operations at Gordon House until he is guided by the Standing Orders. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. J’can peppers wanted in Canada

A call is being made for local producers, particularly those who supply peppers, to engage more with the overseas market in order for there to be greater collaboration and growth in the economy. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Weir, Minzie quit Racers Track Club

Veteran athletics coach Glen Mills confirmed to The Gleaner yesterday that Olympic bronze medallist Warren Weir and Jevaughn Minzie will not be under his tutelage when training for the 2019 athletics season begins in the fall. Mills, who is the founder of Racers Track Club, said that Weir informed him last week that he intends to leave the island and continue his training overseas, as he is no longer comfortable living in Jamaica. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Jamaican Teas is HAACP certified

Jamaican Teas Limited has been awarded the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Certification, which is the internationally recognised risk-based system for managing food safety. It provides the general principles of food hygiene from primary production through final consumption, highlighting key hygiene controls at each stage. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Ja to host CARICOM seminar

A three-day sensitisation seminar on the CARICOM Results Based Management (RBM) System will be held in Jamaica starting today and ending on Thursday. The seminar opens at 9 a.m. at the Office of the Prime Minister, where a discussion will be held with permanent secretaries of the ministries, departments, and agencies. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Possible mass Venezuelan migration to Ja?

Sustainable Development Professor Anthony Clayton believes that Jamaicans must concern themselves with the political and economic turmoil devastating Venezuela, warning of possible mass migration into the island. In an interview with The Gleaner, Clayton highlighted that Venezuela’s severing of ties with democracy must be taken seriously. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.