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


  1. National Honourees Humbled, Proud. Amid the customary pomp and pageantry that has come to characterise the annual Ceremony of Investiture and Presentation of National Honours and Awards, there was an echo of gratitude from recipients on the grounds of King’s House in St Andrew yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Disasters Impacting More People Who Lack Technology. In 2012, 139 million people were affected globally by natural disasters, the lowest figure for the last decade, however, Jan Gelfand, head of programmes and operations, Americas zone of the International Federation of the Red Cross, said that people with the least access to technology are the most vulnerable to disasters… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Arsonists Target Tractors In Portland. A quarry and sand-mining operator in Portland, Mark Wallen, is still in shock after two of his heavy-duty tractors were reportedly set ablaze by arsonists… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Rare Earth Project Plant Expected By Month End, Says Energy Minister. The Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell says the pilot plant for the rare earth project is expected to become operational by the end of this month… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Flat Tourist Arrivals For Caribbean. Visitor arrivals to the Caribbean remain flat, despite 15.6 million tourists visiting the region between January and July this year, says chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), Beverly Nicholson-Doty… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Jamaica Cruise Into U20 Semis. Jamaica sealed their spot in the semi-finals of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Women’s Under-20 Finals when they whipped Suriname 5-0 at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex in Trench Town, St Andrew, yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com