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


  1. Jamaican Leaders React To Mandela’s Death. From presidents to prime ministers, across the globe, tributes resonated yesterday on every single media platform for Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa and arguably one of the greatest freedom fighters of all times, who died at age 95… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Tourism Interests Set Eyes On Caribbean Travel Marketplace. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is forecasting an initial earning potential of J$100 million from the staging of the Caribbean Travel Marketplace (CTM) here next month… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. EWI, JPS Agree On Energy Price – Energy Minister Expects 30 Per Cent Reduction In Bills. Energy World International Limited (EWI) will be selling power generated from the soon-to-be-built 360 megawatt plant to the Jamaica Public Service company (JPSco) at the base price of US$0.12.88 cents per kWh… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Business Leaders Want ‘One-Stop Shop’ For Setting Up Firms. The business community in Jamaica is lamenting that it is far too difficult for investors to start developments in the country and this is causing the island to loose billions in much needed revenues… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. T&T Security Minister Angers Ja With Scathing Remarks. Jamaica yesterday reacted with fury to the biting remarks of Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) National Security Minister Gary Griffith with the Parliamentary Opposition demanding that the Government of Jamaica “stop pussyfooting around and hit them where it hurts the most”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. VCB Still In Limbo … IAAF Yet To Confirm/Reject JAAA’s ‘Public Warning’. The International Association of Athletics Federa-tions’ (IAAF) Doping Review Board has still not decided on whether it should reject or approve the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association’s (JAAA) Disciplinary Panel’s recommendation that Veronica Campbell-Brown should receive a public warning for a doping violation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com