6 Things You Need To Know Today: May 1, 2013


  1. PM Revives Housing Plan – Inner-City Project Will Positively Transform Lives, Says Simpson Miller. Announcing the restart of the Inner-City Housing Project (ICHP), Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller yesterday declared that such initiatives would “lift the standard and thinking of the people” in depressed communities and expressed confidence that it would not impair the viability of the National Housing Trust (NHT)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. China Harbour Eyes Mega Investment. China Harbour Engineering Company has shelved plans to develop a new trans-shipment port at Fort Augusta and is now eyeing the establishment of a massive industrial park in Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. NDX Shears $23b Off BOJ Investments – But Will Have Little Impact On Monetary Policy. The National Debt Exchange (NDX) will shave some $23 billion from the investment profile of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), cutting into its cash flow, but according to an economist, it should not affect the institution’s ability to mop up liquidity… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Customs Computer Software Problems Cost Importers. Malfunctioning of the electronic clearance system at the Jamaica Customs Department is costing importers additional time and money to have their goods released at the ports because they are unable to complete and submit correct entry forms… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. JTB Urged To Set Up Office In Czech Republic. Travel agents from Central Europe have recommended that the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) establish a permanent office in Prague in the Czech Republic, in order to capitalise on the untapped tourism market in that region… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Bolt Out JII – Injury Forces Sprint Star To Miss High-Profile Local Meet. Despite the absence of three of the biggest names in the sport of track and field, athlete liaison Donald Quarrie is hopeful there will not be a fallout in attendance at the upcoming Jamaica International Invitational… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com