6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Holness gov’t not contemplating CARICOM departure
  2. Shaw promises trade protection
  3. US steel, aluminiium tariffs not hitting Ja
  4. Jobs coming
  5. Cops under probe after pepper spray incident
  6. JAAA Trials start today

Prime Minister Andrew Holness

1. Holness gov’t not contemplating CARICOM departure

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says there are Jamaicans who have misunderstood the proposal to withdraw from the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), if certain commitments, as outlined in the Golding Report, are not met. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

Audley Shaw

2. Shaw promises trade protection

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw yesterday served notice that he would be taking steps to close the trade loopholes that Jamaica’s trading partners have been abusing to dump goods into the country to the detriment of the local manufacturing sector. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. US steel, aluminium tariffs not hitting Ja

Foreign Affairs Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith has reiterated that US tariffs on steel and aluminium at this time still have no direct impact on Jamaica. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Jobs coming

Some 20,000 jobs are expected to be generated in five years from the US$3-4 billion Jamaica-Gansu Industrial Park to be constructed in Nain, St Elizabeth, by the state-owned Chinese Jiuquan Iron & Steel (Group) Co Ltd (JISCO). See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Cops under probe after pepper spray incident

Investigators attached to the Falmouth Police Station and the Freeport Police Station in Montego Bay are now probing an incident in which police personnel allegedly pepper sprayed three security guards as well as patients on a ward at the Falmouth Hospital on Tuesday night. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. JAAA Trials start today

THE country’s top junior and senior athletes will be in action over the next four days at the JAAA/Supreme Ventures National Junior and Senior Championships, which will take place at the National Stadium. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.