6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 9, 2016

The beer flowed freely at 10 a.m. Wednesday September 7, 2016 at the resumption of exports of Red Stripe beer to the United States. Participants in the ceremonies included, from left, Managing Director of Red Stripe Jamaica, Ricardo Nuncio; Prime Minister Andrew Holness; Head of corporate relations at Red stripe, Dianne Ashton-Smith; President of the Jamaica Exporters Association, Michelle Chong; and Chairman of Red Stripe, Richard Byles.
The beer flowed freely at 10 a.m. Wednesday September 7, 2016 at the resumption of exports of Red Stripe beer to the United States. Participants in the ceremonies included, from left, Managing Director of Red Stripe Jamaica, Ricardo Nuncio; Prime Minister Andrew Holness; Head of corporate relations at Red stripe, Dianne Ashton-Smith; President of the Jamaica Exporters Association, Michelle Chong; and Chairman of Red Stripe, Richard Byles.

Tufton Under Pressure To Break Down $1b Zika Spend. Public pressure is growing for the Andrew Holness administration to give a breakdown of the more than $1 billion it says has been spent so far on the response to the Zika virus threat… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

Deportations Of 42 Not Unusual, Stresses Montague. Following the deportation of 42 Jamaicans from the United Kingdom (UK) on Wednesday, National Security Minister Robert Montague told reporters yesterday that interesting questions concerning human rights and natural justice have been raised.…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

‘Our Patience Has Worn Thin’ – Donors Consider Sending Supplies To Africa As Container Stalls At J’can Wharf For More Than A Year. The St Ann’s Bay Infirmary – desperately in need of several household items and equipment – may have to write off the thought of ever benefiting from the generosity of a family, frustrated by the process of clearing the items.…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

Three Ja Stars Hunt Trophies, US$40,000. Elaine Thompson, Stephenie-Ann McPherson and Damar Forbes all have a chance of getting their hands on the top prize on the global athletics circuit, with Thompson and McPherson starting from the front in their respective events – the women’s 100m and 400m – and Forbes looking to make up some ground with his third-place positioning in the men’s long jump… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

Red Stripe Sets Sail Again.  The eighteen-wheeler Willie’s Transport big rig had a 40-foot container with about 1,200 cases of beer. When it moved to the dispatch line to the live strains of Freddy McGregor’s Big Ship song, it signalled the restart of Jamaican-manufactured Red Stripe beer exports to the United States after a four-year hiatus. The container on show during a formal ceremony to mark the resumption of exports was part of a consignment of eight loaded with about 9,600 cases. Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

Overabundance At ‘Gungo Walk’. A criticism that could be reasonably made of the Gungo Walk World Alternative Music and Arts Festival at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) last Saturday was that it offered too much…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com