6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 5, 2013


  1. Job Letdown – Jamaica Employ Fails To Deliver, Kellier Urges Persons To Look Elsewhere. Only two per cent of persons who signed up to the Jamaica Employ programme has landed interviews, and it is unclear how many have landed jobs… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Chinese Firm Complains About Slow Processing Of Work Permits. A complaint by Chinese company COMPLANT about the slow pace at which its work permits are being processed by Jamaica has taken Derrick Kellier by surprise… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. PCJ Expressed Strong Reservations About Cuban Light Bulb Project – Dixon. The former permanent secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Tech-nology, Energy and Commerce (MITEC) yesterday gave evidence that a project document she requested for the Cuban light bulb programme was submitted in draft form but never confirmed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Goat Islands Not Big Enough. The available acreage at Goat Islands, which China Harbour Construction and Engineering Company wants for the construction of a trans-shipment port and industrial park, is less than the desired amount of the lands the Chinese are seeking for the project… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Some Vendors Pose Threat To School Safety, Says Cop. National Coordinator of the Safe Schools Programme Sergeant Coleridge Minto is making a strong appeal to schools to inspect vendors who operate on their premises, revealing that they have, to some extent, contributed to violent incidents… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Nail-Biting Win Over Brazil Puts Ja Into Second Round. The Sam Vincent-coached Jamaicans sealed their place in the second round of the championships, with a nail-biting 78-67 victory over Brazil on Tuesday night… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com