6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 20, 2015


  1. Goat Islands Project Still Alive. President and chief executive officer of the Port Authority of Jamaica Professor Gordon Shirley yesterday declared that plans for the development of a transshipment port in the Goat Islands areas of the Portland Bight are not dead… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Customs Bill Bad For Logistics – Private Sector Interests Wary Ahead Of Discussions In Parliament. Jamaican shipping and port interests say that inadequate facilitation poses the greatest threat to Jamaica’s emergence as a major logistics hub and warn that proposed amendments to the Customs Act, as currently framed, could entrench the problems… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. EOJ Needs Three Months To Prep For Elections. With widespread speculation that Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will call elections this year, the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) will need another three months to be ready for a general election… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. New Ombudsman Needed Before Next Election – Peart. Speaker of the House of Representatives Michael Peart says a new political ombudsman could be appointed in a matter of weeks… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. JPS To Invest Up To US$40m In Smart Grid. Jamaica’s light and power company is spending up to US$40 million over five years to roll out a smart grid and cut line losses… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Francis Blasts JAAA. MVP Track Club boss Stephen Francis has again questioned the necessity of pre-championship training camps as he bashed the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) for what he described as a poorly organised exercise in Tottori, Japan, ahead of this weekend’s start of the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com