6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 10, 2013

  1. Three-Day Cabinet Retreat Begins Today.  As the Prime Minister Portia Simpson-led Cabinet goes into retreat today, members are being warned that they must emerge with concrete plans for taking the country forward…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. STATIN Yet To Complete Education Statistics.  Months after the Population and Housing Census 2011 was published, the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is yet to complete the education statistics which were absent from the document…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. The Name Of The Game Is Survival – Street Vendors Cry Foul As They Engage In Cat-And-Mouse Chase With Cops Downtown.  Sidewalk vendors in downtown Kingston are livid over the decision by the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) to use the police to enforce the no-vending rules. Yesterday, the vendors had harsh words for the KSAC even as they continued the usual cat-and-mouse game with the police…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaica Welcomes 1st Finnish Cruise Line.  Jamaica welcomed its first Finnish cruise line Tuesday morning at the Montego Bay Cruise Ship Pier.  The ship, Kristina Katarina, is also the first to home-port in the island for a total of three days, giving restaurants and nightlife operators in the Second City an opportunity to host the sea-based passengers outside regular cruise-ship hours…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Colin Channer Resigns From Calabash Board.  Penning a heartfelt resignation to the board, Channer wrote of his ‘joy’ at being a part of the many successes of the Calabash movement…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com and read the letter here
  6. Accompong To Get Library, Computer Centre.  Work will get under way next month on the construction of a state-of-the-art library and computer centre in the community of Accompong in St Elizabeth…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com