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  1. Bolt expects emotional sendoff
  2. Gleaner hails sprint legend with keepsake book
  3. JPS blackout cost Ja $340m
  4. New JPS president & CEO to take office
  5. Waste-to-energy solutons coming by year end
  6. GSAT results out

Usain Bolt

1. Bolt expects emotional sendoff

World’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, has said that he is looking forward to what he expects to be an emotional send-off when he runs his final race on home soil at the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium. See full story on The Gleaner website.

2. Gleaner hails sprint legend with keepsake book

As a salute to the greatest in track and field, Usain Bolt, The Gleaner has produced a souvenir publication, which will be available to the public next month. The book, which traces the athlete’s career from Sherwood Content in Trelawny to the top of the world’s stage, is the newspaper’s way of celebrating Bolt on behalf of a grateful nation. See full story on The Gleaner website.

3. JPS blackout cost Ja $340m

The April 17, 2016, islandwide power outage cost the Jamaican economy $340 million in losses, stated consultant with the Office of Utilities Regulation Valentine Fagan. He pointed out that the poor decisions made by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), which resulted in the widespread power failure, had an economic cost that the country cannot afford. See full story on The Gleaner website.

4. New JPS president & CEO to take office

Canada’s Emanuel DaRosa is to assume office as president and chief executive officer of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) on August 1. The JPS this afternoon confirmed that DaRosa will succeed Kelly Tomblin. Tomblin demits office on July 7. See full story on The Gleaner website.

5. Waste-to-energy solutions coming by year-end

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government will embark on a programme aimed at transforming the collection and management of garbage before the end of the year. Prime Minister Holness says work is far advanced in examining options for waste-to-energy solutions.  See full story on The Gleaner website.

6. GSAT results out

For the first time in five years, male students have outperformed their female counterparts in a subject area, recording an 8.2 per cent increase for English language in the 2017 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). Boys registered a mean percentage score of 76.7 per cent, while the females saw 68.5 per cent. See full story on The Gleaner website.

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