6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. EPOC to have first meeting under new IMF agreement
  2. Railway restart gets on track
  3. Dirty sugar?
  4. Sewer repairs to shut down sections of North Street
  5. Cops to ensure Christmas safety
  6. Five hotels to break ground in new year
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1. EPOC to have first meeting under new IMF agreement

The Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) is to have its first meeting today under the new three-year standby loan agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Railway restart gets on track

At least three local private sector companies seem set to partner with the Government as it seeks to resuscitate the local passenger and cargo rail service. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Dirty sugar?

Jamaicans will continue to buy retail sugar packaged under less than ideal conditions for some time as the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) struggles to come up with the revised packaging and labelling standards almost a year after Donovan Stanberry, permanent secretary in the agriculture ministry, promised that the process was well under way and nearing completion. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Sewer repairs to shut down sections of North Street

Starting this weekend, the section of North Street, downtown, between East Street and Rum Lane, will be closed to vehicular traffic as the National Water Commission (NWC) undertakes a major sewer rehabilitation project slated to last for at least six weeks. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Cops to ensure Christmas safety

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is seeking to assure the public that the police will be out in their numbers throughout the festive season, doing all they can to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for citizens. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Five hotels to break ground in new year

At least five new hotels will launch construction starting January, with several other investors scoping out lands they intend to build on, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said on Thursday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.