6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 23, 2013


  1. Ja Outperforms Projections – IMF. A staff-level team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is urging the Jamaican Government to be resolute in implementing its strategy to increase growth by improving the business environment and pursuing strategic investments… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. JET Butts Hub Plan: Environment Lobby Says Goat Islands Development Would Betray Pact With Gov’t. One civil-society group yesterday declared it feels “less optimistic” about the prospects of the historic social partnership agreement that is being touted as a critical plank to the country’s growth and development… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Ja Is A Major Investment Target, Says Chinese Firm. China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), the parent company for China Harbour Engineering Company, says it will be establishing its business hub in Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. TAJ Admits To Suspending Distribution Of TRN Cards. Reacting to a concern put forward in a letter published in The Gleaner, Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) has admitted there has been a temporary suspension of the distribution of Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN) cards and certificates printed after February 27, 2012… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Neita-Headley: Drug Testing Not Ideal, But Work Being Done. While acknowledging that the country might not be at the ideal standard in terms of its anti-doping fight, minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for sport, Natalie Neita-Headley, believes much improvement has been made and that the Government is committed to doing even more… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Locals To Get Rare Look At World Cup. Jamaica will be the first stop during the Caribbean leg of the nine-month long FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola on October 5 and 6… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com