6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 16, 2014


  1. Chikungunya Fear: Health Ministry Renews Warnings As Suspected Case Discovered On Local Shores. The Ministry of Health revealed last night that its heightened surveillance system has detected a suspected imported case of the chikungunya virus… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Human Rights Concerns Cost Jamaica Int’l Support – Bunting. Jamaican law-enforcement units have lost funding from international partners due to allegations of human rights abuse by members of the security forces, portfolio minister Peter Bunting confirmed in Parliament yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Manufacturers Might Get State Aid. Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips has indicated that the Government is considering putting in place a facility to enable local businesses to be able to remain viable despite the devaluation of the Jamaican dollar… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Ja’s Ornamental Fish Industry Gets $Multimillion Boost. Jamaica’s fledgling ornamental fish industry got a significant boost following the recent signing of a grant agreement under which US$500,000 will be provided to improve its ability to efficiently deliver quality ornamental aquatic products to international buyers at competitive prices… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Another Company To Prospect For Rare Metals – Jampro Weighing US$500m Proposal – Nippon-JBI Pilot Report To Be Released In Parliament. Investment promotion agency, Jampro, is assessing a new offer from a foreign investor interested in the extraction of rare-earth metals from Jamaica’s bauxite waste, Wednesday Business has learned… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. MOU Signed For $Multimillion Sports Complex At Treasure Beach. A memorandum of understanding was signed among the CHASE Fund, Treasure Beach Foundation (BREDS), the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) and Digicel Foundation for the construction of the Donald Buchanan Tourism Sports Centre in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, starting today… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com