6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 2, 2015

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  1. Buy Them Out! Chuck Wants Poorer Jamaicans Removed From Lands With Rich Potential. The Simpson Miller Government is being urged to consider leading a process of renewal in Jamaica’s inner cities by purchasing, on a large scale, property owned by poor people and selling them to developers to build housing solutions for middle-class and affluent people… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Thou Knoweth Not – Pickersgill Unaware Of Rivers In Manchester; Shaw Rebuked For Bible Quotation. Jamaica’s water minister was until yesterday unaware that the central parish of Manchester had rivers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Committee Being Set Up To Honour Athletes. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said yesterday in the House of Representatives that a committee is being set up to find ways of recognising the achievements of the Jamaican athletes who placed second overall at the recently concluded World Athletics Champion-ships in Beijing, China… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Caribbean Maritime Institute Facing Space Constraints As Enrolment Increases. Enrolment figures at the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) have been on an upward trajectory since increased awareness about the expected expansion in Jamaica’s logistics industry… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Japan Ready To Reclaim Blue Mountain Coffee Market. Rising levels of coffee consumption in Japan mark the end of a post-recession slump in which that nation cut imports of the bean, a move felt sharply by the coffee industry in Jamaica which until then exported more than 80 per cent of produce to the Asian island nation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Friday’s WCup Clash Crucial, Says Schäfer. Reggae Boyz head coach, Winfried  Schäfer, insists that Friday’s World Cup Qualifying football match against Nicaragua will be the most significant for his team… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com