6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 29, 2016


  1. PM To Tackle Port Authority Pension Shocker. Prime Minister Andrew Holness will shortly be addressing flagrant breaches of the Public Bodies Management and Accountability Act, whereby at least 14 senior executives of the Port Authority of Jamaica received both pension and gratuity amounting to millions of dollars…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Alpart Job Boom – US$2 Billion Investment Coming For Nain, St Elizabeth. By November this year, 700 jobs will be created at the Alpart plant in Nain, St Elizabeth, which is being acquired by Chinese company Jiuguan Iron and Steel (JISCO) from Russian firm UC Rusal.Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Mum’s The Word – Cop Silent On Who Gave US Law Enforcers The Nod To Help Nab Alleged MoBay Scammers. A police corporal yesterday declined to disclose who gave the authority for American law-enforcement personnel to join their Jamaican counterparts during an operation in St James earlier this year to arrest two of the eight Jamaicans wanted in the United States on lottery scam related charges.Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Celebration Scores $5b Land Deal For Casino Resort. A deal with the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) appears to have put Celebration Jamaica in a position to press ahead with its casino resort project, which is attempting to regain footing after breaching one of the conditions of its approval order back in May…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Blythe Woos PNP Delegates. Pushing for “renewal and deepening democracy” in the People’s National Party, nominee for the post of president Dr Karl Blythe has penned a letter to thousands of delegates of the party seeking their support as he pledges to restore democracy to the 78-year-old institution…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Time To Step Up – Samuels Urges WI Players To Lift Performances. Senior West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels has called on members of the team to step up their performances ahead of the second Test against India, beginning tomorrow at Sabina Park…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com