6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 17, 2013


  1. Jamaica Restores Name: Country No Longer Seen As A Pariah After Creditable Performance Under IMF Programme, Says Bullock. Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) Colin Bullock says the international markets are warming up to the country in light of its performance under the extended fund facility with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. PIOJ Estimates Show Growth Last Quarter. After five quarters of decline, growth has returned to the country’s economy, the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) has said… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. IMF Team To Visit Next Month For Second Review. A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is scheduled to visit Jamaica during the second week of November to conduct a review of the country’s performance under the extended fund facility… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Crucial Sugar Meeting Tomorrow. Key players in the local sugar sector are slated to engage in a critical meeting tomorrow with Huaixiang Wu, chief executive officer of the Chinese-owned Pan Caribbean Sugar Company, to discuss a number of issues affecting production along the Westmoreland/Hanover sugar belt… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Energy World Provides OUR Evidence 360MW Bid Bond In Hand. The Gleaner understands that Energy World International (EWI) has provided the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) with evidence it has secured US$7.4-million to cover the required bid bond for the 360-megawatt project… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Union On Track – Fraser-Pryce Leads Charge For Athletes’ Representative Body. Less divisiveness in the local track and field fraternity, greater social, financial and anti-doping educational support for athletes and a greater platform are just some of the objectives that superstar Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is hoping to achieve from an intended union for Jamaican athletes… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com