6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 23, 2016


  1. Former High Commissioner To UK Urges Diaspora To Vote To Remain In EU. Ambassador Burchell Whiteman, a former high commissioner of Jamaica to the United Kingdom (UK), has urged Jamaican immigrants in Britain to vote for that country to remain in the European Union (EU)…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Trillion-Dollar Asset-Owning State Enterprises, Drain On Public Purse. With Jamaica’s public bodies collectively owning more than $1 trillion worth of assets and failing to make a positive impact on the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), the Andrew Holness administration is moving to…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Energy-Efficiency Strategy Coming For The Caribbean. The Caribbean is, within the next two or so years, to have an energy efficiency strategy that should serve the growth agenda of various islands. To begin the work, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has secured…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Danielle Williams To Win Third National Title. After her unexpected victory at the World Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Beijing last year, where she won the women’s 100 metres hurdles, Danielle Williams will be hoping for…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Odds Favour ‘Remain’ On Eve Of Brexit Vote. The betting markets solidly stood by the ‘remain’ side. The Betfair exchange said on Wednesday ‘remain’ is now at 76 per cent probability. Some 80 per cent of the £1 million placed during and after a…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Young Dancers Poised To Dance With Silento. Some 14 kids between the ages of seven and 16 will be given a special treat on July 9. They will have the opportunity to meet and dance onstage with Billboard award-winning artiste Silento, when he comes to Jamaica for the YMZ concert to be held…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com