6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 30, 2016


  1. Obama’s Leaders – Eight Jamaicans Selected For Young Entrepreneurs Initiative In The US. A little over a year after United States President Barack Obama visited Jamaica and announced his flagship Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI), the first crop of young people to participate in the programme has been announced…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Protection Failure – JPS Says System Flaw Caused Islandwide Blackout. Early indications from the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) have pointed to a breakdown in its protection systems as the most likely cause of the islandwide power outage that occurred over the weekend…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Karisma To Break Ground For Three Hotels By January 2017. Karisma Resorts says it will break ground in January 2017 for three hotels, under its ‘Sugar Cane Project’, which will see the hotel group constructing 10 resorts over 10 years…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. I Believe In My Team – Schäfer. Head coach of Jamaica’s men’s national senior football team, Winfred Schäfer , said the Reggae Boyz will leave the island this morning for their crucial Group B World Cup qualifier against…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Bahamas To Target Disabled Tourists. The Bahamas government said on Monday it is seeking to tap into the disabled travel sector that has long been overlooked and will now place accessibility at the heart of…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Jus’ Skool Every Year – Commitment Made To Continuing Back-To-School Fair. Thousands of parents and children came out to the St William Grant Park in downtown Kingston on Saturday for the Digicel/STAR Jus’ Skool back-to-school fair. Now in its second year, the treat has…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com