6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 19, 2016


  1. UWI Blunder – University Honours Rowley, Slights Holness. The Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) is facing embarrassment surrounding this week’s planned induction of Dr Keith Rowley, prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, into its honour park…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Portia Unchallenged – Bunting Backs Out Of September Election. Opposition leader Portia Simpson Miller seems set to remain president of the People’s National Party (PNP), after being nominated as the only contender for the party’s top job at the PNP’s Old Hope Road headquarters yesterday…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Rowley Mending Fences, Says Jamaica And Trinidad Should Maximise Markets. Ahead of a meeting today with members of the private sector, Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Keith Rowley has sought to mend fences with local stakeholders who have had strained relations regarding trade and the movement of Jamaican nationals into the twin-island republic…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Where There’s A Will There’s A Way – Scores Of Jamaican Children Being Denied Because Deceased Parents Failed To Prepare. A fear of death is believed to be the main reason scores of Jamaicans do not make a will, but the hassle faced by those they leave behind to share their estate should give everyone reason to take stock…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. JAMPRO’s Leaders To Update Focus Of Agency. Chairman of JAMPRO, Don Wehby, announced last week that the agency’s board of directors and executives would be meeting to update the organisation’s focus, and create a new three-year strategic plan to support Jamaica’s economic-growth programme. The retreat will be held tomorrow in St Andrew…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Juniors Chase Glory – Jamaicans Launch Medal Quest At IAAF World Under-20 Champs. The world’s top junior track and field athletes, including 39 from Jamaica, will be battling for glory over the next six days, as the 16th staging of the IAAF World Junior Championships, renamed the IAAF World Under-20 Championships, gets under way this morning inside the Zawisza Stadium in Bydgoszcz, Poland…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com