6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 5, 2016

Jamaican gymnast, Toni-Ann Williams
Jamaican gymnast, Toni-Ann Williams
  1. Lights, Camera, Rio! – Olympics Officially Under Way Today. The 2016 Rio Olympic Games would fit very comfortably in a Hollywood script. For some, it’s supposedly a horror movie – take your pick from dope, to deadly mosquitoes, and everything in between, the Rio 2016 build-up has been…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Customs: Meeting Shaw’s Revenue Target Not Guaranteed. The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) says it cannot guarantee that it will meet the challenge thrown out by Finance Minister Audley Shaw for the entity to increase its revenue by up to…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. US$80 Billion Industry Open To Jamaican Organic Farmers. Jamaican farmers have the opportunity to tap into a US$80 billion industry if they shift their focus to organic farming, this according to Kimone Gooden of the Diaspora Task Force…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Olympics Cost A Lot – Fennell. He still has some calculations to make but president of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) Mike Fennell knows two things about the bill for the team’s participation at the 2016 Olympic Games, which get under way…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Red Stripe Brewery Investing €16m To Double Capacity. Managing Director of Red Stripe Jamaica, Ricardo Nuncio, says by year end the Jamaican brewery would have doubled production capacity, dedicating more to exports…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Emancipendence A Time For Nostalgia. ‘Emancipendence’, as this week is popularly called in Jamaica, is a time for us to look back into our history and heritage. This was facilitated on Sunday afternoon and…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com