6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 13, 2013


  1. Murder Alarm – Spike In Killings Could Cripple Investor Confidence, Businessmen Warn. As the blood-letting by criminals continues seemingly unabated, police statistics have revealed that all but five of the 19 police divisions across the island have reported an increase in murders this year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. No Time Saved – Business Registration One-Stop Shop Would Not Shorten Registration Period But Could Improve Country’s Ratings. The creation of a one-stop shop for the registration of new businesses will not reduce the length of time it takes for persons in Jamaica to get a company started… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Golding Hopes Legislative Changes Will Improve Doing-Business Climate. The House of Representatives on Tuesday began debate on the bill to amend the Companies Act, but had to abort plans of securing its passage because the bill was not printed on the prescribed sheet… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Bartlett Would Go For JLP Deputy Leadership Post If… East Central St James Member of Parliament Edmund Bartlett says he is considering a request from Labourites in western Jamaica to assume the leadership of the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Area Council 4… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Casino Investors Wading Into The Unknown – Unfinished Regulations Dampen Project Financing Prospects. Amaterra Jamaica says it will not pay the remainder of the application fee for its casino resort project unless it gets assurances from the Ministry of Finance that it will be allowed time to finalise financing for its mega-resort… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Ball At Schäfer’s Feet- Coach Has New Contract In Hand, But… The ball is now at Winifred Schäfer’s feet, as the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has offered him a new contract which, if agreed to, will see him attempt to guide the country’s senior men’s team to the 2018 World Cup… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com