6 Things You Need To Know Today- May 18, 2016


  1. Bolt Getting Treatment For Hamstring Injury In Germany. Usain Bolt is being treated in Germany for an “aggravated hamstring injury” following his first race of the season, his coach Glen Mills has disclosed on national radio.The two-time Olympic 100m and 200m champion tweaked the hamstring during Saturday’s Cayman Invitational, Mills revealed during an interview on Jamaica’s Hitz 92fm radio station on Monday…Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. ‘Sham’ Budget – Phillips Rips Government On Revenue Measures, Claims Another Tax Package To Come. Dr Peter Phillips, opposition spokesman on finance, yesterday declared the Budget presented less than a week ago by Finance Minister Audley Shaw a “sham” and warned Jamaicans to brace for a new round of taxes in the current fiscal year…Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Labour Ministry Seeks To Clear Air After Farm Worker’s Death. Eight months after Jamaican farm worker Sheldon McKenzie died in a Canadian hospital, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security remains clueless as to the cause of his death…Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Salada To Refresh And Relaunch Mountain Peak Brand. Salada Foods Jamaica Limited will relaunch its flagship Mountain Peak instant coffee, and add a lower caffeinated alternative to shore up falling revenues. The coffee producer’s March quarterly net profit was slashed by nearly half amid falling local and international sales…Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Kingston Properties, Cemex Jamaica Scrap Waterworks Partnership – Search Under Way For New Developer. The partnership between Kingston Properties Limited (KPREIT) and developer Cemex Jamaica Limited to create a residential development in Waterworks, Westmoreland, has been dissolved, the real estate investment trust said Tuesday…Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Large Abroad | Designing The Future Of Texas – Jamaican Influencing Construction In US. Even though he is still an engineer-in-training (EIT), Giancarlo Grant, has been integrally involved in designing a number of buildings that will dominate the Texan landscape in years to come…Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com