6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 5, 2013


  1. Jump In Gastro Cases Concerns Health Ministry. The Ministry of Health is reporting a spike in the number of reported cases of gastro-enteritis, especially in the Corporate Area… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. JTA Regulations Appear To Support Dixon. Questions are currently being raised over the Jamaica Teachers’ Association’s (JTA) decision to axe one candidate from the union’s presidential race… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Jamaica Rolls Dice On Casinos – Proposals Due Sept 30. Jamaica has finally opened up the application process that will eventually lead to the granting of casino licences, but investors first have to prove that they have the capacity to deliver up to 2,000 rooms in an integrated development plan… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Property-Tax Waivers Coming Soon. The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development has said it has completed the constitution of the special committees in all 13 parish councils that have been tasked with the responsibility of examining application from persons seeking to take advantage of the special discretionary relief on property tax… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. The Branson Centre Of Entrepreneurship Is Looking For You. If you are an entrepreneur ready to make your business successful, the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship-Caribbean is your answer. A not-for-profit organisation, the centre supports entrepreneurs who are passionate, self-motivated and committed to building a sustainable enterprise… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. US Undergo Practice Session At Arnett Gardens. The United States men’s national team arrived in the island yesterday, perhaps a few days earlier than expected, ahead of Friday’s crucial CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying football match against Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz at the National Stadium… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com