6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 23, 2013

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  1. HARD ROAD TO GROWTH – PM Says While Inevitable IMF Pact May Cause Pain, Jamaicans Can Look To Better Days. Admitting that the agreement signed between her administration and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has not been painless for Jamaicans, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said her Government has introduced measures to ease the burden on the poor… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Simpson Miller’s Words Fall Flat – Trade Unionists Disappointed With PM’s Presentation. Trade unionist Danny Roberts has ripped into Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller’s speech at the People’s National Party’s Annual Conference yesterday, charging that it failed to engage or inspire Jamaicans… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. US Receiving Strong Support From Jamaican Gov’t In Lottery-Scam Fight. United States (US) Ambassador Pamela Bridgewater says the Jamaican Government has given “unprecedented” support to her country in the fight against the multimillion-dollar lottery scam… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. New US Mission’s Deputy Chief Pledges Strong Support To Jamaica. Less than 24 hours after Elizabeth Martinez, deputy chief of mission at the United States (US) Embassy in Jamaica officially took up her post, she has pledged to work assiduously with the region and Jamaica in particular to strengthen the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Inner-City Youth Transformed Into Budding Entrepreneurs. Sixty-two young men and women from Majesty Gardens, Kingston are now budding entrepreneurs following graduation from a programme in which the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), the Jamaica Exporters’ Association (JEA) and the St. Andrew Settlement collaborated to empower them to earn and establish their own businesses… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Brown’s Late Strike Does It For Cavalier. Waterhouse Football Club, on a high since a big Red Stripe Premier League win over Boys’ Town last Sunday, were brought down to earth by Cavalier yesterday at the Waterhouse Mini Stadium… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com