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

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  1. ‘Jamaica Is T&T’s ATM’ – Mahfood Slams One-Way CARICOM Benefits. “Jamaica has been the ATM for Trinidad and Tobago.” That’s the claim from the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), which has indicated that it wants Jamaica to use the upcoming Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government Summit to push forcefully for changes that will “rebalance trading relationships” in the 15-member group…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. ‘Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!’ – Gov’t Identifies 80,000 Spots From $800-Billion Investments; Unions Urge Caution. Consideration is being given to an investment package worth more than $800 billion with the potential to create more than 80,000 jobs, Daryl Vaz, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, has said…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com 
  3. Education Ministry Owes UWI Millions In Outstanding Tuition Fees – Thwaites Says Reid Politicising Matter. A political spat appears to be brewing between Minister of Education Ruel Reid and his opposition counterpart Ronald Thwaites over $182 million in outstanding tuition payments that the Ministry of Education owes the University of the West Indies (UWI)…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaican Farms Aiming For 40% Of Onion Market. Three years ago, Jamaica was producing just six per cent of the onions consumed locally. Now it’s meeting 10-12 per cent of demand, but that’s still around a quarter of the levels agriculture officials aim to reach.Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. JPS Unfazed By LNG Shipper’s Losses. The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), managers of the national electricity grid expects Golar LNG to ship liquefied natural gas to Jamaica, despite its heavy losses…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Skills Training And Creative Industries To Get Special Attention, Too. Members of the Economy and Production Committee of Parliament yesterday agreed to focus on energy, tourism, skills training and creative industries as key areas on which the country must focus to achieve economic growth for the success of government programmes…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com