6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 28, 2016


  1. Yellow Fever Lockout – Nine Sent Home; Eight Quarantined – Visitors Can’t Prove Vaccination. Jamaica has carried out its threat to deny entry to the island persons who could not prove that they were vaccinated against the yellow fever virus by turning back nine passengers who arrived in the island yesterday…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Widen CARICOM List Of Free-Moving Workers – JEF. Just under a week before Prime Minister Andrew Holness attends his first Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government Conference in Guyana, there is a call for Jamaica to push for quick changes to widen the categories of professionals permitted under the the bloc’s Free Movement of Skilled Persons agreement…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com 
  3. Pressure On Portia – Analysts Urge Rivals Not To Fear Challenge. Political commentators have signalled that it is time that Jamaica’s political parties unshackle themselves from the fear of challenging for the leadership of their parties, noting that the constitutions of both organisations have embraced competition for the top job at annual conferences…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Stocks And Sterling Pounded Again, UK Downgraded. United States stocks indices were sharply lower Monday as investors grappled with the fallout of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. The British pound, which last week plunged to its lowest level since 1985, continued to fall as traders expected the British economy would take a hit…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Holness Urged To Be Clear On CCJ Before Regional Meeting. Prime Minister Andrew Holness is being urged to reassess his administration’s position on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), especially in light of the vote by the United Kingdom (UK) to leave the European Union (EU) and the reasons behind it…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Simpson Miller Might Bare Integrity Report In House. Up to late yesterday, speaker of the House of Representatives, Pearnel Charles, did not receive instructions from the leader of government business or his opposition counterpart regarding a proposed statement to be tabled by Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller regarding her submission to the Integrity Commission…..Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com