6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 1, 2013


  1. PM: Don’t Drop The Ball! Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller yesterday challenged stakeholders involved in the Partnership for Jamaica Transformation Agreement not to “drop the ball” on the new agreement… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Floating Exchange Rate Best For Jamaica, Study Finds. A floating exchange rate instead of a fixed one is the way to go for Jamaica, a study aimed at determining an optimal exchange rate regime that is most suitable to Jamaica’s realities has found… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Ministry Pumps $50m To Tackle Drought. The Government says it has spent more than $50 million this year trucking water to drought-stricken areas across the island… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. A Look At Jamaica’s IMF Report. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Country Report No. 13/126 provides the details and the requisite requirements which Jamaica must satisfy to remain qualified for the extended fund facility agreement offered by the IMF… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Authentic Jamaican Jamboree Brings Life To Kgn Waterfront. The arresting aroma from myriad food cooked with indigenous flavour, coupled with the pulsating sound of local music of a past era created an authentic Jamaican vibe yesterday, setting the stage for today’s final day of the big Emancipendence Jamboree at the downtown Kingston waterfront… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. JADCO Did 106 Tests In 2012 – Dr Elliott Says Agency Did Enough Given Population Size. Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) chairman, Dr Herb Elliott, in defending his organisation’s doping control efforts after a World Anti-Doping Agency report, revealed that 106 drug tests were conducted by the Jamaican authority in 2012… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com