6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 30, 2013

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  1. No Good For Hub: Lobbyists’ Alternatives To Goat Islands Not Viable – Studies. After conducting technical studies in sections of the island, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) rejected sites that would subsequently be suggested by concerned interests as alternatives to the Goat Islands for the establishment of logistics facilities… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Gov’t To Phase Out JSE Junior Market Benefits In Eight Years. Benefits under the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) will come to an end by December 21, 2021, Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips announced in the House of Representatives yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Jamaica Falls In Doing Business Rankings. Notwithstanding government efforts at regulatory reform, Jamaica continues to slide in the World Bank’s annual Doing Business rankings, falling three more places to 94 in the new report released Monday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Exporters Frown On J$ Depreciation. The continued deprecia-tion of the Jamaican dollar against the benchmark currencies is severely impacting exporters’ ability to plan, budget, negotiate and do accurate forecasting, according to president of the Jamaica Exporters’ Association (JEA), Andrew Collins… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. EOJ To Oversee JLP Leadership Election. The Secretariat of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has dispatched to the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) a final list of approximately 5,100 delegates who have been registered to vote in the November 10 leadership election between incumbent Andrew Holness and challenger Audley Shaw… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Jamaica’s U-17 Girls Hunt WCup Berth. Hosts Jamaica will begin their quest for a spot in the Women’s Under-17 World Cup next year when they face El Salvador at 6 p.m. in the CONCACAF qualifiers which kick off today at the Catherine Hall Complex in Montego Bay, St James… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com