6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 15, 2013


  1. Massive MoBay Raid – Drugs, Cash Seized; Canadian National Held In 11-Hour Operation. An unspecified amount of drugs and an undetermined sum of money were seized and one person taken into custody during a major police operation in the upscale Westgate Hill community in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. IMF Ties Minister’s Hands – ‘Urgent’ Move Takes Away Power To Grant Waivers To Charities. Ministerial power to grant waivers to charitable organisations was yesterday removed with the passage of a bill which has made provisions for harmonising the treatment of charitable organisations for the purpose of taxation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Investors Lining Up For Caymanas Enterprise Zone, Says Hylton. Construction will begin at the much-talked-about Caymanas Enterprise Zone in “a matter of months”, Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister Anthony Hylton has said… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Improved Police-Community Relations Lowering Crime, Says Cop. Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, head of the Neighbourhood Watch Group in Jamaica, has expressed satisfaction with what she says has been an improvement in the relationship between the police and Jamaicans. This, she said, has contributed to a decrease in crime in a number of communities… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Exploring Logistics Hubs. The expansion the Panama Canal is expected to be completed by 2015. With this in mind, Caribbean islands, including Cuba, Dominican Republic and Jamaica, have been putting plans in place to expand wharves and port facilities, transforming them into key logistic hubs to take full advantage of their strategic location in the Caribbean basin… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Pocket Rocket Foundation Off And Running. Two-time 100m Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, is seeking to give other Jamaican youngsters the chance to follow in her footsteps and achieve success at the highest level, following the launch of her foundation yesterday at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel in Kingston… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com