6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 25, 2014


  1. Holness: Vindictive PNP Keeping Bus Fare Protesters At Bay. Opposition Leader Andrew Holness has expressed confidence that there is a strong wave of underground support for this morning’s scheduled peaceful protest to be staged by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Jamaica Is Swimming In Garbage. Jamaica is swimming in garbage – literally! That message was brought home forcefully during last Thursday’s media launch of International Coastal Clean-up Day 2014 and Clean Coasts Project by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), which included a visit to the Port Royal lab and boat tour of a section of the Palisadoes Protected Area and Kingston Harbour… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. China Express – Drive On To Propel Local Businesses Into Asian Market. Efforts are under way for the creation of a significant partnership that is expected to position local businesses to penetrate the highly lucrative Chinese market as well as other global markets… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Help! Small Businesses Need Urgent Capital Injection. Davon Crump, chief executive officer (CEO) of Global Outsourcing Solutions (GO Solutions) Ltd, believes that the Government must move to provide small and medium enterprises (SME) with the necessary business support services if it is to realise economic growth by 2030… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. The Jumping Job Numbers Speak – 25,700 More Persons Employed, Says PIOJ. The Labour Force Survey for April 2014 shows that the number of persons employed up to that month stood at 1,133,000, representing a 25,700 increase over the corresponding period last year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Spencer Wraps Up ‘Diamond’ – Three Other Jamaicans Win In Birmingham. Kaliese Spencer secured her fourth Diamond League title in the last five seasons with an impressive win in the 400-metre hurdles at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting in the United Kingdom yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com