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


  1. Job Cuts Considered As Minimum Wage Increases. The increase in minimum wage takes effect today, amid concerns about the preparedness of employers to embrace the change and the impact of the payout on their budgets… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Bight Betrayal – Environmentalists Angered As Gov’t Pulls Back On Biosphere Recognition For Portland Protected Area. Environmentalists are up in arms over the Government’s decision to defer Jamaica’s application to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for the Portland Bight Protected Area to be declared a biosphere reserve… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. JTA Urges Gov’t To Keep Promises Made. Mark Nicely, president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), has urged the Government to stay true to its many promises made last year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Lobster Expert Cautions Against Extending Closed Season Grace Period. Jamaica’s leading lobster expert, Dr Karl Aiken, is warning against a proposal by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to review the laws relating to the closed season for lobster… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Tessanne Highlights Shaggy And Friends Concert – Matthew Schuler Earns New Fans With Wayne Wonder Cover. In truth, the organisers could hardly have asked for a better start to the show with ’80s stars Pinchers, Admiral Bailey and Admiral Tibet taking patrons on a rendezvous with the past, covering a slew of hits that certainly went down well with the thousands inside the venue… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Fraser Still Keen To Coach Jamaica. Jamaica-born former United States international, Robin Fraser, is still keen to assist the Reggae Boyz, but there’s been little thaw in the cold shoulder shown him by local football authorities… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com