6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 19, 2015


  1. Terror Watch – Security Expert Warns Jamaica Not Safe From Radicals. Less than a week after a series of deadly terrorist attacks in France, Mark Shields, the British counterterrorism expert, who served for several years as Jamaica’s crime chief, is warning Jamaicans against thinking that a similar attack could not happen here… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. BPO Sector Says No To New Tax – Players Say Proposed CIT Could Set Back Economic Projections. Despite being warned of the irreparable harm that could be done, the Government appears set to table a bill to affix a 12.5 per cent corporate income tax (CIT) on the fast-growing business process outsourcing (BPO) sector… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Keep Out, Damion – Crawford Belongs In Comedy Says Former MP. Retired Northern Trelawny Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Patrick Harris says there is no place in the constituency for Damion Crawford and has suggested that the People’s National Party (PNP) remove John-Paul White as the standard-bearer, replacing him instead with hometown boy, the Reverend Devere Nugent… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Countdown To COP21: Jamaica On Track To Participate In Climate Talks Despite Paris Attacks. Jamaica remains on track to participate in the international climate talks despite last Friday’s gun and bomb attacks in Paris, France, where the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) negotiations are to be held, beginning the end of this month… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Cabinet Gives Approval To Purchase Cranes For KCT. With the majority of units in the present ship-to-shore cranes system at the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT) being in operation for more than 12 years with many components obsolete, parts unavailable and software no longer supported, Cabinet has approved US$512,000 to purchase eight new units for the terminal… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. New President Targets Big Goals For Netball. New president of Netball Jamaica (NJ), Dr Paula Daley Morris, wants to improve the popularity of the sport locally and help the Sunshine Girls take that next step on the international stage, as she embarks on her tenure for the next two years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com