6 Things You Need To Know Today: March 5,2013

Trevor Fearon-CEO of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce
  1. Jobs At Snail’s Pace-Gov’t – Private Sector Jobs Programme Being Stifled By Weak Economy. THE MUCH-heralded Jamaica Employ programme has been slow in providing jobs to Jamaicans as local businesses wilt under the pressure of a sagging economy. Trevor Fearon, CEO of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC), says the programme “has not taken off…read Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Another CSO Scare; NEPA Promises Test Results Soon. The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) said the results of tests related to noxious fumes that affected sections of central Kingston, in the vicinity of the Central Sorting Office (CSO) on South Camp Road, last Thursday, would soon be available….read Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Dr. Elliot: No Surprise- JADCO ‘Expected’ Mullings Decision. Chairman of The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO), Dr Herb Elliott, said yesterday that the commission was not surprised that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld the lifetime ban on Jamaican sprinter Steve Mullings…..read Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Myrie Admits To ‘Mistake’ In Her Statement. Shanique Myrie, the Jamaican woman who took the Barbadian government to court for alleged inhumane treatment, yesterday recanted a section of the statement she provided in the case, calling it “a mistake”….read Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. A Million For Marley- National Hero Walk Campaign Develops Into Mighty Pen. It is not that he is tired of walking, but Derrick ‘Black X’ Robinson thinks he has found a different way to campaign for Bob Marley to become a Jamaican national hero…read Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. IDB Praises On-The-Job Programme In Jamaica. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is heaping praise on a project in Jamaica that is providing new ways to transfer cash to poor families in exchange for meeting certain conditions such as sending their children to school…read Jamaica-Gleaner.com