6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 21, 2014


  1. Tariff Suspensions To Make Smartphones Cheaper For Jamaicans. The Council of Trade and Economic Development of CARICOM has granted approval for Jamaica to suspend the Common External Tariff (CET) now charged on smartphones, paving the way for the removal of the 20 per cent duty on such devices as of July 1… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. UWI Boots Bain – Medical Group Disappointed With Professor’s Termination. The Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) has expressed disappointment over the termination of Professor Brendan Bain as the director of the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training (CHART) Network… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Physical Education Among Five New CAPE Subjects. Physical education (PE) and sports is said to be the fastest-growing subject in Jamaica at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate level, and there are now high hopes that the country will begin to take it more seriously… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Sea Parks Being Developed… For Jamaicans To Access Quality Beaches. A number of beachfront properties around the island are being developed as ‘sea parks’, as the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment addresses the need for public access to quality beaches in Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Parchment Looks To Strong 2014. Jamaican sprint hurdler Hansle Parchment said he was happy to once again compete after a 2013 season that was destroyed because of injury… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Jamaica Has Done Well Under IMF. Jamaica has successfully completed four consecutive quarterly review tests under the extended fund facility (EFF) offered by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The last targets included reaching a particular net international reserves target, increasing the primary balance as well as passing legislation relating to structural adjustments in Parliament… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com