6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. People-Smuggling Worry Escalates! – US, Local Authorities Partner To Face Down Crime Worth US$32b
  2. Nigel Clarke Favourite To Replace Derrick Smith?
  3. In-School Productivity Campaign | Change Management Through Human Resource Development (HRD)
  4. I Am Blessed! – VCB Thankful After Setbacks In 2017
  5. Cruise Tourism Sets Record – Port Authority Expects Harbour Projects To Boost Business In 2018
  6. Reggae Goes To The Vote

1. People-Smuggling Worry Escalates! – US, Local Authorities Partner To Face Down Crime Worth US$32b 

With the strong backing of the United States, authorities in Jamaica are vowing to strengthen their efforts in combating people-smuggling as concerns grow over the shocking scale of the crime in the country. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Nigel Clarke Favourite To Replace Derrick Smith?

Nigel Clarke, economic expert and confidant to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is emerging as a favourite to represent the Jamaica Labour Party ((JLP) in the pending by-election for the St Andrew North West constituency being vacated by Derrick Smith.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. In-School Productivity Campaign | Change Management Through Human Resource Development (HRD) 

Change management projects often fail although there are some stories of hope. Prosci, one of the most well-known global consultancy companies in change management, often reports on successful change projects which have improved human performance, customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction and finances. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. I Am Blessed! – VCB Thankful After Setbacks In 2017

Gleaner Iconic Award winner for 2017, Veronica Campbell-Brown, said that although everything did not go as planned for her last year, she still considers herself blessed for all she has achieved. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Cruise Tourism Sets Record – Port Authority Expects Harbour Projects To Boost Business In 2018

Jamaica’s cruise tourism market is expected at the very least to match last year’s unexpected performance, but there is hope that the number of visitors could edge even closer two million passengers if current growth trajectories are maintained. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Reggae Goes To The Vote

Just ahead of February, Reggae Month 2018, the long process of the music genre being officially inscribed as originating from Jamaica is at a critical point. Speaking at the Pulse headquarters, New Kingston, on Saturday ahead of singer Spiritual’s performance before an audience of invitees, Minister of Gender, Culture, Entertainment and Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange outlined the process that has been in train.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.