6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 23, 2015


  1. No 2015 Poll – Portia Opts Not To Call Election This Year. Jamaicans will definitely not be called upon to vote for a government before Christmas. After being on the road for five weeks, People’s National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson Miller has called a sudden halt to the party’s election push… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Jamaica Records Highest Employment Rate In Seven Years. The Statistical Institute of Jamaica’s (STATIN) latest Labour Force Survey shows that the number of persons employed as at July 2015 rose to 1,147,500… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Young Girls In State Care To Get Transitional Home. Construction is slated to begin soon on the Caribbean’s first independent living complex for wards of the State, following Friday’s official groundbreaking ceremony at 24 Lady Musgrave Drive, New Kingston… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Promote Service Sector As Part Of Brand Jamaica – Industry Watchers. The increasing importance of the service sector to the Jamaican economy has prompted industry, observers to call for greater emphasis to be placed on the export potential of the area… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Government To Roll Out National Shelter Policy For Abused Women. The Government is to begin rolling out a national shelter policy for abused women. The announcement was made by de facto Information Minister Senator Sandrea Falconer during a church service to mark the observance of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which will be celebrated later this week… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. I Want To Do Something Special – Parchment. His best time ever is 12.94 seconds. It’s also the best time recorded by a Jamaican in the 110m hurdles, but if he has his way, Olympic and World Championships medallist Hansle Parchment will be making some adjustments to that record in the coming months… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com