6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 5, 2013


  1. Gay, But Not Happy: J-FLAG Disappointed With PM’s Unfulfilled Promise, Though She Remains Best Hope. Even as gays frown on Prime Minister Portia Simspon Miller’s dawdling in the fulfilment of her promise to review the buggery law, they remain convinced that Jamaica’s first female head is still their best hope of legislating the much-needed change for the lesbian, gays, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Seven Ships In One Day Ignites Hope For A Good Winter Tourist Season. More than 23,000 cruise-ship passengers and 9,000 crew members docked at three of the island’s ports yesterday, as the season kicked into high gear… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. No Illegal Vending During Festive Season – Mayor Barnswell. May Pen Mayor Scean Barnswell says the Clarendon Parish Council will exercise a zero-tolerance approach to illegal vending in town centres during the Christmas season… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Housing Agency’s Roof Caving In – Huge Deficit, Leadership Crisis Burden HAJ. Burdened with a $300 million operating deficit, the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) is struggling to turn the agency towards profitability… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. A Bold Approach To Unlocking Investment For Jobs, Growth. A frequent observation by many is that things take a very long time to happen in Jamaica, whether it be getting a governmental approval, passing a law, reforming a particular system or even doing a business acquisition (no Government to blame here)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. JC Take Command – Manning Cup Champions Thump STETHS 3-0 In Olivier Shield First Leg. Manning Cup champions Jamaica College placed one hand on the Olivier Shield – the symbol of all-island schoolboy football supremacy – with an intelligent display to defeat previously unbeaten St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) 3-0 in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/LIME country versus town finale at STETHS in Santa Cruz yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com