6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 5, 2016

Valerie Veira, CEO of the JBDC
Valerie Veira, CEO of the JBDC
  1. Samuda: Gov’t Will Support Sugar Sector. Karl Samuda, minister of industry, commerce, and agriculture, has promised to continue to assist the sugar sector but remains emphatic that the Government will not be a participant in the industry… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Rise In Young CEOs. SME Increase As Youth Shun 9-5 Jobs. Lack of opportunities, a high employment rate, the unbridled willingness to take risks, and a strong passion to succeed are driving an increasing number of young persons to start their own business. In fact, facilitators of small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) are acknowledging this global paradigm shift as young adults shun the nine-to-five workforce and delve into their own innovative, moneymaking business ventures… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Special Area of Piarco Airport Set For J’Cans Deported From T&T. Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) is to set aside a special designated area at the Piarco Airport in the Port-of-Spain capital for Jamaicans who have been denied entry into that country… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. PUMA Signs STETHS’s Ellis. Ja Sprint Prodigy Looks To Bright Future With Global Sports Brand – Having partnered with a number of new young athletes in recent months, PUMA has announced its “most exciting athlete endorsement of all” with the signing of Nigel Ellis… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Digicel Still Contemplating IPO. Digicel founder and chairman Denis O’Brien plans to return to the stock market with an initial public offering of Digicel shares, but will wait about a year to 18 months, Bloomberg has reported… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com or at Bloomberg.com here or here.
  6. Chris Issa To Spend US$12.5m On Spanish Court Montego Bay. The Crissa Group, led by Christopher Issa, plans to spend US$12.5 million to redevelop the seaside Montego Bay hotel acquired last year, which will be rebranded as the Spanish Court Hotel… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com