6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 28, 2013


  1. PIOJ Predicts Return To Growth In Sept Quarter – GDP Shrinks 0.4% In Q2. Led by agriculture and its associated industries, the Jamaican economy contracted in the June quarter by 0.4 per cent, the Planning Institute of Jamaica reported Tuesday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Hurricanes And IMF-Jamaica Relations. It is the middle of the hurricane season, but it is not well known that the rigorous four-year Extended Fund Facility with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) comes with no provision for external economic shocks such as a natural disaster… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. IMF Lending. A core responsibility of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is to provide loans to member countries experiencing actual or potential balance-of-payments problems… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. St Ann Landowners Owe $494m In Property Tax. St Ann, the home of Ocho Rios – one of the Caribbean’s and the world’s most popular tourist destinations – is Jamaica’s largest parish… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. 100 Buses Added To JUTC Fleet. With the new school year set to begin next week, commuters in the Corporate Area can expect an easier travel on the public-transportation system as the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) will be increasing its fleet of buses by approximately 100. The new buses will be added to all its 70 routes across Kingston, St Andrew, and St Catherine… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Red Stripe Sets Sights On Exciting NPL Season. The Red Stripe National Premier League 2013-2014 season will be launched today at the head office of the Jamaica Football Federation in New Kingston, and the title sponsors, Red Stripe, are looking forward to changes to the format… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com