6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 18, 2014


  1. Jobs Are Coming! Development Bank Sees Big Money Boost For Small Businesses. The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) is projecting the creation of 12,000 jobs over the next five years which are to come as a result of a massive flow of capital being made available to the business sector, particularly the micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) sectors… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. ICT – Lack Of Local Space Stifling Sector Growth. Despite being constantly on the wish list of foreign investors, Jamaica’s failure to construct sufficient business-ready office space is said to stifling growth in the local information and communication technology/business processing outsourcing (ICT/BPO) industry. As a consequence, Government is appealing to the private sector, including real-estate developers, to invest in the sector… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Jamaica Ripe For Sweet Potato Deal. The agriculture ministry has set its sights on tapping into a US$50-million market for sweet potatoes in the United Kingdom… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Sydney Pagon To Begin STEM Change. The Ministry of Education is far advanced with plans to transform the St Elizabeth-based Sydney Pagon High School into a STEM Academy, focusing on the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Fire Brigade Calls For Private-Sector Help. On Tuesday, August 12, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica donated $3 million to the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Martial Arts – ISKA Wants Jamaica On Board. Cory Schafer, president of International Sport Karate/Kickboxing Association (ISKA), which stages the world’s biggest martial arts tournament, the United States Open, and operates in 55 countries on six continents, is eyeing Jamaica as a future stop for his organisation’s Open World Tour… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com