6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 13, 2013


  1. China Harbour Looking Elsewhere. China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), which has proposed the use of the Goat Islands for a trans-shipment port, has indicated to the Jamaican Government that it has other options outside of the country… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. History Suggests US In Control Of Jamaican Property Sought By China – Goat Islands, Vernamfield Foreign Policy Conundrum. The United States (US) Embassy in Kingston has reached out to Washington for answers on whether the United States still holds a lease and, therefore, rights to the Goat Islands and Vernamfield… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Austerity Gamble – Zacca Cautions Against Risks Of Overperformance On IMF Programme. Christopher Zacca, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), said yesterday that the country could pay a high price for overperformance under the extended fund facility (EFF) with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Treasury Management System Ready Ahead Of Time – Phillips. Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips says the Government has completed the roll-out of a Central Treasury Management System six months ahead of schedule… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. ECJ Wants To Ban Donations From Foreign States. The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has taken a far-reaching step to “prevent the State and its policies from being hijacked and dictated to by narrow interest groups” as it proposes a ban on donations from foreign or Commonwealth governments or their agents or agencies… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Reggae Boyz Bash JFF. Two Reggae Boyz who helped the country reach the final round of the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers, before being cast aside, are now crying foul… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com