6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 22, 2013


  1. Jamaica Grows 0.6% In Third Quarter. The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) said the Jamaican economy grew by an estimated 0.6 per cent for the quarter to September 2013, after six consecutive quarters of contraction… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Press, PM Face-Off Again. An incident between Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller’s security detail and a journalist yesterday has threatened to reopen old wounds between the prime minister and the Jamaican press… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Int’l Sugar Organisation Head Shocked By Jamaica’s Imports. The wake-up call he received at breakfast early last week Thursday morning was still on the mind of Dr Peter Baron, executive director of the International Sugar Organisation, when he addressed the annual general meeting of the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers Association later that day… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Limestone Resources Estimated At 150 Billion Tonnes – Next Challenge: Monetising The Mineral. By ramping up local production of limestone and its derivatives, Jamaica could exploit lucrative overseas markets and generate inputs for local feed, food and pharmaceutical production, according to new research… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. T&T Denying Jamaicans Entry May Worsen Relations. Private sector organisations in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago are worried that the recent spate of Jamaicans being turned away from the twin-island republic will further serve to deteriorate the already troubled trade relations between the two CARICOM countries… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Garvey Maceo, Frome Clash In DaCosta Semi. Two former champions, Garvey Maceo High and Frome Technical High, will meet in the first semi-final of the 2013 Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association/LIME daCosta Cup today at St Elizabeth Technical High (STETHS) in Santa Cruz. Kick-off time is 3 p.m… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com