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


  1. Micro-Business Sector Best Hope For Immediate Job Growth – Kellier. Labour Minister Derrick Kellier, on Wednesday, said that the Government was committed to providing the necessary funding support for the small- and micro-business sector… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Private Sector Doubtful Of IMF Programme’s Success. Sections of the private sector remain sceptical about the chances of success of Jamaica’s 48-month extended fund facility (EFF) with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), despite confirmation that policy implementation was strong in the first quarter of the programme… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. ‘RUM BAR’ TALK – Attorney General Rubbishes Claim Of US Hold On Goat Islands. Describing the discussions surrounding the ownership of Goat Islands as a non-issue, Attorney General Patrick Atkinson said suggestions that the United States (US) has a 99-year lease on the property “is a fact that should be relegated to trivia”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Men Arrested In MoBay MOCA Raid Offered Bail. Two of the three St James men, who were arrested for money laundering by the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA) last Friday, were offered bail when they appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Panellists Mull VCB’s Fate As Hearing Ends. The three-member Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Disciplinary Committee panel is now making its deliberations following yesterday’s conclusion of the disciplinary hearing into the positive drug test of top Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Bolt, Fraser-Pryce To Close Season In Style. Triple 2013 World Championships gold medallists Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will aim to close out the season in grand fashion, as they lead 12 other Jamaicans into action at today’s 14th and final Diamond League meeting for the season to be staged in Brussels, Belgium… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com