6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 16, 2013


  1. Brand Jamaica Safe, Says JAMPRO. The agency in charge of marketing the nation’s image to the world is urging Jamaicans to rest assured that the country’s brand will stand firm in the face of the negative publicity it has been receiving since news broke Sunday that five Jamaican athletes tested positive for banned substances… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. West Kingston Address Stigma Hurts Youth – MP. A West Kingston address is still hindering talented youth from gaining employment, the member of parliament for the constituency has claimed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Devaluing Dollar Fiscal Suicide, Says Holness. Opposition Leader Andrew Holness has declared that the Government’s policy of devaluing the local currency as part of the current International Monetary Fund (IMF)-inspired economic reform programme is poisonous for the economy… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Major Private-Sector Bodies Form CARICOM Working Group. On the heels of recent public commentary regarding Jamaica’s trade agreements with CARICOM comes news that four of the country’s major organisations have formed a broad-based Private Sector Working Group to examine CARICOM and other free trade agreements… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Mayor On The Move – KSAC Boss Wants Downtown Streets Cleared And Secure. Mayor of Kingston Angela Brown Burke has issued another appeal to vendors and higglers in downtown Kingston to remain in their designated vending areas and not set up their stalls on the streets… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Mullings Youngest Ever To Win Senior All Jamaica Title. Young squash sensation, Alyssa Mullings, made history and Chris Binnie continued his dominance as the 2013 All Jamaica Senior Squash Championships wrapped up over the weekend… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com