6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 13, 2013


  1. ‘Give us diamonds’. The man credited with transforming the Montego Freeport into a gold mine, Tony Hart, has launched a campaign to have western Jamaica’s two white elephants – the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium and the Montego Bay Convention Centre – transformed into ‘diamonds’… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Playa replaces Ritz with Park Hyatt. Playa Hotels and Resorts has reportedly selected the luxury brand, Park Hyatt, to manage its latest acquisition, The Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall property in Montego Bay, St James… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Nurses’ payments not too far off, says Ferguson. Health Minister Fenton Ferguson yesterday announced that his ministry is in the final stages of working out the long-awaited payments under the nurses’ reclassification exercise… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Devaluation was inevitable – Golding. A senior member of the Government is declaring that Jamaica cannot afford to maintain an overvalued currency and the recent devaluation was necessary to bring back stability… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Redwood’s resignation and Vision 2030. Well, so much for Vision 2030; so much for this dual-citizenship debate; so much for persons offering themselves for representational office because they are committed to fight tooth and nail to advance the cause of their beloved country… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Combined team retires Busta Shield. The symbol of Caribbean martial arts, the Busta Shield, was officially retired after Jamaica’s recent victory over Cuba claimed the last spot on the imposing trophy… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com