6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 24, 2013


  1. SLB Sounds Alarm – Students’ Future Threatened With Few Funding Sources In Sight.  The senior management of the Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) is warning that the institution is not currently in a position to give any commitment that it will be able to provide loans in the upcoming academic year to thousands of applicants…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Cabinet Gives Nod To Liquid Eggs – Local Product To Replace Imported Butter Oil In Nutri-Buns.  After years of saying liquid eggs would be used as a substitute for the imported butter oil in the making of nutri-buns for the school-feeding programme, Cabinet has finally given approval for this to happen…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Jamaica Targets Chinese Investors.  The Government will be seeking to lure more investors from China to take advantage of business opportunities expected from the proposed development of Jamaica as a logistics hub in wake of the proposed completion of the Panama Canal’s expansion, which is slated for 2015…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Harvard Professor Pilots Copyright Course At Norman Manley Law School.  Citing buckling under pressure of the Jamaican judicial system, one lead professor at Harvard Law School, along with his team, is on a mission to deepen the understanding of issues surrounding copyright through a pilot project slated to get off the ground in the island…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Bolt Aims For World Champs Triple.  Two-time Olympic 100m and 200m champion, Usain Bolt, reports that he is injury free and training well, as he looks forward to continue his spell of sprinting dominance at this summer’s IAAF World Championships in Athletics…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. All Systems Go – Jazz Organisers Confident About Plans.  The Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium is abuzz with activity as the production teams put the final touches on the venue in preparation for the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival.  With just hours to go, organizers of the event say it’s all systems go for the 17th staging of the festival. Producers and fans are gearing up for three nights of incredible performances from a host of local and international artistes…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com