6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 30, 2013


  1. No Stopping Hub Plan. Jamaica’s logistics-hub initiative will not be jeopardised if China Harbour Construction and Engineering Company (CHEC) decides against creating the port facility and logistics and industrial park, which it has proposed for Goat Islands, located off the coast of St Catherine… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Journalists Evicted From Hub Meeting Despite Invitation. The media were evicted from a meeting on Jamaica’s global logistics hub project between the Jamaica Exporters’ Association (JEA) and Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister Anthony Hylton yesterday afternoon, despite an earlier invitation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. JUTC Adds More Environmentally Friendly Buses To Fleet. Public transportation received another boost with a new set of articulated buses, which the Government says will be more environmentally friendly than the ones currently on the roads, which often release toxic emissions… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. High Command Announces Transfer Of Several Senior Cops. Still grappling to contain the latest upsurge in violence across several communities, the Kingston West Police Division is to have its third commanding officer in four months… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Final Day For Submissions To Committee Reviewing National Minimum Wage. Today is the deadline for the public to make submissions to the Minimum Wage Advisory Commission tasked with reviewing the national minimum wage… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. U-21s Beaten In World Youth Semis. Despite a brilliant third-quarter performance, Jamaica’s young Sunshine Girls came up short in their quest to secure a place in this year’s World Youth Netball Championships final. They were beaten 53-44 by New Zealand in the semi-finals in Glasgow, Scotland, yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com