6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 22, 2016


  1. No Saving Probe – Bunting Says He Tried To Rescue Investigation Of Official. Former National Security Minister Peter Bunting has revealed that shortly after taking office in January 2012, he tried to salvage a police investigation that targeted a Jamaican official…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. JTA Conference Gets Underway Today. The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) will this week host its 55th annual conference, where the reins of leadership will be handed over to a new president…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Hospital Chairman Wary Of ZIKV Impacting Tourism Product In St Ann. Chairman of the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital board, Michael Belnavis, is warning against the possible economic impact the Zika virus could have on Jamaica if it significantly impacts St Ann…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. With Bolt Leaving, Olympic Track Starts Search For New Faces. Usain Bolt is leaving and insists he’s not coming back. How will track and field ever be the same? The departure of the sport’s most electric athlete from the Olympics certainly makes the Tokyo Games feel like a less enticing prospect…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. BOJ Intervenes In Forex Market Again. With the Jamaican dollar depreciating to more than $127 to the United States currency last week, the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) began intervening by selling US$55 million to prevent instability in the foreign exchange market…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Jamaica House Was The Place To Be In Rio. There may have been several other ‘houses’ assigned to different countries at the 2016 Olympic Games, but according to several persons on the ground in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, there was something extra special about Jamaica House…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com