6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 14, 2014


  1. On Target – Transport Minister Says Goat Islands Project On Track – Draft Agreement To Go Before Cabinet Month End. Transport Minister Dr Omar Davies now has his hands on the framework agreement which Cabinet will use to determine whether to give China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) the go-ahead to construct a harbour and port facilities at Goat Islands… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Reforms Must Be Given Time, Says Phillips. Citing issues of institutional capacity, the Government of Jamaica (GoJ) yesterday urged its multilateral partners to give due consideration to the pace at which reforms are to be made to the country’s economy… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Westmoreland Ganja Farmers To Launch Own Association. Renowned Rastafarian elder Ras Iyah V, who serves on the Rastafari Millennium Council and is chairman of the Rastafari Coral Gardens Committee, says he will be spearheading the formation of a Westmoreland Ganja Farmers’ Association, which is separate from the proposed national body… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. More Production Studios, Professionals Needed For Local Animation Industry. Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams has said for Jamaica’s animation industry to grow, the country needs at least 10 studios with production capacity of a minimum of 50 professionals in each… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. OUR Audit Should Not Delay JPS Rate Review – Tomblin. In response to the announcement by the Office of Utilities Regulation of a planned management and operational audit of the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS), the power utility’s chief executive said the exercise should not delay the upcoming review which will determine electricity rates for the next five years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Jamaica Scores No-Visa Goal To Brazil World Cup. The path to Brazil – the 2014 football World Cup venue – is to be made hassle-free for Jamaicans with the pending signing of an agreement between the governments of both countries… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com