6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 22, 2013

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  1. Hub Sights New Home: Gov’t Puts China’s Preferred Logistic Site At Top Of List. Goat Island, located on the St Catherine coast, could be the site of the much-touted logistics hub… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Old Harbour Gives Thumbs Up To Goat Island Development. Residents and fishermen in Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine, have been reacting to news of the proposed transformation of Goat Island into the widely anticipated logistics hub, in anticipation of the expansion of the Panama Canal… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Jamaica Continues Trend Of Negative Growth. The Jamaican economy has continued in a recession as data from the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) have confirmed a fifth consecutive quarter of negative growth… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaica-China Agreement To Provide Jobs. With the Statistical Institute of Jamaica last week revealing that the country’s unemployment rate is at 16.3 per cent, Jamaica’s foreign minister, A.J. Nicholson, is hailing the inking of an agreement with the Government of China as a major step in reducing joblessness… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Thwaites Says Sorry To Teachers. Education Minister Ronald Thwaites made it clear it was education first and foremost, as he addressed the Jamaica Teachers’ Association’s (JTA) 49th annual conference at Sunset Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios, St Ann, yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Shirley Allegations ‘Serious’ – WADA. The director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said yesterday that Jamaican officials need to respond soon to accusations from a former insider who alleges drug-testing procedures are lax… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com