6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. Ecstasy & Agony – JLP Celebrates Dunn Victory With Massive Street Rally

  2. Golding, Brown Burke Steamroll Opponents

  3. Growth & Jobs | Young J’cans Get BPO Training, Job Placement

  4. Edwards Upset At JFF Treatment

  5. Corporate Dealmaking Driven By Fast Technological Change

  6. Future Stars Stand Out In Jamaica Youth Theatre Short Films

1. Ecstasy & Agony – JLP Celebrates Dunn Victory With Massive Street Rally 

Jubilant Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters brought the main street in Annotto Bay to a standstill, forcing everyone and everything to a halt for several hours, as the party held a celebration meeting at the car park in the town yesterday. The JLP’s Dr Norman Dunn took 8,176 votes, to beat the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Dr Shane Alexis, who garnered 7,239 votes, turning the St Mary South East constituency over to the ruling party. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Golding, Brown Burke Steamroll Opponents

In short order, the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Mark Golding and Angela Brown Burke will be taking their seats in the Lower House, having scored emphatic electoral wins in yesterday’s by-elections in St Andrew South and St Andrew South West, respectively. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Growth & Jobs | Young J’cans Get BPO Training, Job Placement 

More than 400 young Jamaicans have completed comprehensive skill development training for the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry in the past three years under the Avasant Digital Youth Employment Initiative, which has consistently secured jobs for approximately 95 per cent of its graduates. See full story on The Gleaner’s website. 

4. Edwards Upset At JFF Treatment

Former national Under-17 coach Andrew Edwards said that he is disappointed at not being given what he describes as adequate notification that his contract with the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) would not be renewed or extended. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Corporate Dealmaking Driven By Fast Technological Change

The appetite for mergers and acquisitions remains near a record high as firms try to adapt to fast technological changes, and despite a welter of geopolitical concerns, a survey of executives found Monday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Future Stars Stand Out In Jamaica Youth Theatre Short Films

For over 10 years the Jamaica Youth Theatre (JYT) has been providing its high-quality out-of-school time, theatre arts programme. It has recruited over 20 individuals each year through the annual Secondary Schools’ Drama Festival and has approximately 50 active members. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.