6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 27, 2013


  1. Hunt On For Back-To-School Deals Amid Cash Crunch. With less than a week to go before the 2013-2014 school year begins, hundreds of parents flocked the shopping malls and plazas in downtown Kingston yesterday scampering to find the best deals… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. BOJ Floats New CDs Amid Falling Dollar. The Jamaican dollar hit a new record low last week when it broke through the J$102 mark against the United States dollar… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Maritime Authority Of Jamaica Issues Abandonment Advisory For Seafarers. The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) has issued an advisory to Jamaican seafarers and seafarers serving on Jamaican ships in the case of abandonment… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Battle Lines Drawn – JLP Members Take Sides Ahead Of Imminent Leadership Challenge. Area Council Four of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) took centre stage yesterday after news emerged that a resolution, which, in effect, came out in full support of Andrew Holness as the duly elected leader, had been passed in that bloc at the western end of the island… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Anchovy High Adjusts Timeline To End Shift System. Anchovy High School in St James will not implement its much-heralded plan to abolish the double-shift system come September. It has been delayed until January, and the school says this is a directive from Education Minister Reverend Ronald Thwaites… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Santokie Seeking To Regain Windies Place. Left-arm pacer Krishmar Santokie is hoping that his performances for the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the just-concluded Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will help him to gain a berth in the West Indies senior team… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com