6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 13, 2014

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  1. Portia Sinking. People’s Champ Sees Worst Poll Numbers In 20 Years. For the first time in almost two decades of doing polls in Jamaica, pollster Bill Johnson has found that more Jamaicans have an unfavourable opinion of People’s National Party (PNP) president Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller than those who view her in a favourable light… Read m0re at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Lagarde: Public Investment Needed For Growth. International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde is calling for the world’s governments to increase job training as one means of cutting unemployment and weak wage growth and to also invest in public infrastructure as a means of boosting overall growth… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Callaloo A Growing Side Business. Shredded callaloo is just one of the many popular brands in the Fresh N Ready line of offering, which includes Stir Fry, Chop Suey, and Vegetable Mix. So when The Gleaner visited the Grace Agro Processors facility in Hounslow, St Elizabeth, and observed callaloo being prepped, washed, and stripped by hand before being shredded by a machine, we could not help but ask about the great demand for the popular vegetable… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Peter, Audley Still Lead. Jamaicans Pick Finance Gladiators As Best Replacements For Party Leaders. Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips and Audley Shaw, his opposition counterpart, remain the two front-runners to take over the leadership of their respective parties based on the findings of the latest Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson polls… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Eight Shortlisted For Venture Capital Fund. The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) said there has been significant interest from local and international fund managers motivated to establish venture funds and to invest in companies operating in Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. MoBay Pile Agony On Barbican. Montego Bay United blanked Barbican 2-0, adding to the promoted team’s woes in the sixth round of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Bowl in Mona yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com