6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 11, 2013


  1. Don’t Bash Chinese – PM – Warns That Criticism Could Deter Investors. The government has issued a stern warning to Jamaicans not to engage in xenophobic discussions, which could affect the decision by the Chinese to invest in the country… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Gov’t To Say Yes To Amended Maritime Drug-Trafficking Act. Parliament will be asked, come December, to consider a bill which will give jurisdiction to foreign authorities to prosecute Jamaican drug traffickers intercepted in international waters on Jamaican-flagged vessels… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. ‘Woefully Inadequate’ – World Bank Report Says Structure, Capacity Of Parliament Undermining Staff Performance. A World Bank team that conducted a review of Jamaica’s legislature has concluded that the Parliament’s infrastructure is woefully inadequate and significantly undermines the work of members of parliament (MPs), committees, and parliamentary staff… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. ‘Million-Dollar Invoices Came From UMD.’ The former financial controller at Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) yesterday gave evidence that in August 2007, the state-owned company discovered invoices seeking payments totalling $153 million related to the Cuban light-bulb programme… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. DBJ To Launch Venture Capital Fund Next Year. Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips says the venture capital fund being created by the Development Bank of Jamaica will become operational by the first quarter of the next financial year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. ‘Tuffy’ The Hero For Boyz – Late Goal Earns Point For Jamaica. In quarters far and wide, they got the help they wanted. But the Reggae Boyz could not defend their own turf to settle the deal… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com