6 Things You Need To Know- August 21, 2013

Jamaica's Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller

  1. PM Charms China: Simpson Miller’s Trip Signals Jamaica Is Open For Business, Says Ambassador. Chinese businesses are being encouraged to come to Jamaica and set up shop with the promise of closer access to United States markets.Ralph Thomas, Jamaica’s ambassador in China, said yesterday that the visit of Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Cops Target Mt Salem In Anti-Gang Operation. The problem-plagued Mount Salem community in St James, which has been a hotbed of gang-related violence, was yesterday targeted by a strong detachment of police and soldiers, who conducted house-to-house searches for gangsters… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Angry Teachers Question JTA’s $52M Fraud. Angery teachers vehemently demanded of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), on Monday in Ocho Rios, an explanation as to how their union executive sat back and allowed $52 million to be defrauded from the organisation over the course of the last financial year, ending April 2013…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Sabina Faces CPL Blackout – Absence Of Floodlights Could Lead To Jamaica Losing T20 Franchise. Jamaica run the risk of losing its Limacol Caribbean Premier League (LCPL) franchise if it fails to have lights installed at Sabina Park by the time the second staging begins, in the next six months or so. The insinuation was made by LCPL’s commercial director, Jamie Stewart…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. JPG To Expand Mining Business, Buys Out Snack Partner. Jamaica Producers Group (JPG) is expanding its mining operation to Clarendon to capitalise on upcoming construction projects proposed for the south coast, says JPG chief executive officer (CEO), Jeffery Hall…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. DanceJA Crowns Dance King And Queen. Kingston-based dance group/school DanceJA, recently crowned a Dance King and a Dance Queen courtesy of a new dance competition held in Kingston called the International Dancehall Championships…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com