6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 8, 2014


  1. Ja Embarks On Commercial Bamboo Production. Houses made from bamboo? Far-fetched? Not at all, for Jamaica is to embark on large-scale production of bamboo for the construction of low-cost houses and value-added products such as furniture and charcoal. This, however, is for the export market… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. ICT/BPO Risky, But Investors Motivated To Make Plunge. While supporting concerns raised about the wisdom of investing without a guarantee on returns, investors in the business of constructing ready-to-use facilities for the information and communication technology/business process outsourcing (ICT/BPO) market believe that such a venture is worth the risk… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Hope Crashes. Prospects are rapidly fading in the search for the ill-fated, single-engine, turboprop aircraft, with prominent American real-estate developer Larry Glazer and his wife, Jane, aboard, following reports that the United States Coast Guard cutter has returned home and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) suspended active search by late afternoon yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Baugh: Chikungunya Numbers Not Credible. Opposition spokesman on health, Dr Kenneth Baugh, is concerned that the number of chikungunya cases in Jamaica may be under-reported… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Portmore Sewerage Improvement Project To Begin In September. Ground is to be broken tomorrow to commence construction of the Portmore Sewerage Improvement Project, which is expected to cost US$21 million… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. ‘We’ll Not Back Down’. The scheduled 2014-15 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season opener for title holders Montego Bay United Football Club (MBUFC), and Reno FC will not go ahead as the club’s executives, led by its owner Orville Powell, remain at odds with the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com