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


  1. Gov’t Asset Sell-Off – UDC To Divest State-Owned Properties This Week. The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is poised this week to rake in hundreds of millions of dollars from the long-overdue divestment of several public assets in the Corporate Area and St Catherine… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Caribbean View Of Competition In Tourism Clouded, Says PM. Calling for the Caribbean to compete for primacy of the complete tourism product, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says the region’s vision on competition is both narrow and clouded… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Cabinet Discusses Priorities. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will today huddle with her 20-member Cabinet on the second of a two-day retreat at Jamaica House, which is being used to discuss strategic priorities for the 2014-2015 fiscal year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Newton’s Vision For Downtown – Radio Boss Commits To Joining Efforts Aimed At Restoring The City. After living and studying for years in London, England, and visiting or working in several other cities around the world, Newton James knows well what an ordered and exciting city should look like… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Asafa Takes Stand – Sprinter To Present Defence For Positive Drug Test. Former 100m world record holder and two-time World Championships bronze medallist, Asafa Powell, is expected to begin explaining the circumstances behind last summer’s positive drug test, as his Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel hearing begins at the Jamaica Conference Centre today at 10 a.m… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Massive Crowd Welcomes Tessanne Back – Homecoming Concert A Resounding Success. Fireworks and confetti were the perfect end to a jam-packed event that to celebrate Tessanne Chin’s major achievement… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com