6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 31, 2014


  1. Gleaner Honour Awards – Just Two Good: Shelly-Ann, Tessanne Named Women Of The Year. Two of Jamaica’s most celebrated women, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Tessanne Chin, created history yesterday when they were chosen as the 2013 Gleaner Honour Awards Women Of The Year during a gala awards luncheon at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Government Eyeing Yield From Red Peas Crop. Government’s plan to gradually reduce the nation’s $1 billion import bill is set to get a boost within the next eight weeks as Caribbean Broilers (Jamaica) is set to start reaping its 25-acre red peas crop, which it undertook as a pilot project with the Ministry of Agriculture… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. More Social Workers Recommended For Schools. A piecemeal approach to helping those schools that have been identified as needing intervention by a recent Jamaica Constabulary Force study will not work, social workers and educators have said… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaica To Bump Up Production Of Ornamental Fish: Young Entrepreneur Almost Gave Up On Dream. Jamaica is poised to increase production and enter the ornamental fish export market with the opening of the $23-million Myrtle Farm Industries at Providence in St James… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Fees Outperform Interest Income At Big Banks. Fees and commissions at the three banking groups that have so far disclosed their financial performance for last year, have grown faster than interest income, which is core to banking operations… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Sergeon Ready For The Big Time Again. The Caymanas Park Georgina Sergeon left in 2012 has changed dramatically… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com