6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 3, 2013


  1. JTA Catfight – Dixon Hisses, Claws At Teachers’ Union After Scratched From Ballot. Embattled former president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), Doran Dixon, is now digging in for a fight with the association after it announced yesterday that his name has been removed from the ballot for its upcoming presidential elections… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. No-Build Zone Legislation Still At Ground Zero. The much-talked-about no-build zone legislation remains in gestation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Stopover Arrivals Down. Preliminary figures indicate that Jamaica’s stop-over arrivals are down 2.5 per cent over the same period last year. However, already May is up two per cent, bolstering expectations for the summer… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. ‘Falmouth Needs A Facelift’. Imagine tourists visiting Falmouth and being able to ride a trolley through the town to view its Georgian architecture; or to journey to Sherwood Content, the home of sprint legend Usain Bolt… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Government Asked To Rethink Location Of Its Logistics Centre. The Government has been urged to reconsider the siting of its multibillion-dollar logistics centre set for Caymanas lands currently occupied by sugar and rum interest Worthy Park Estates… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Bolt Blasted For Posing With Weed T-Shirts. The world’s fastest man Usain Bolt has come in for criticism in some quarters, after posing with gear made by United States firm The Pothead Diaries… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com