6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 19, 2015


  1. Price Cut Pipe Dream. Light and power provider, the Jamaica Public Service Company, yesterday warned that customers could be forced to shoulder more than five times the US$15-million price tag they are already set to underwrite for the conversion upgrade of the Bogue plant in St James… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Credit Bureau Has 75% Hit Rate. The adoption of a credit bureau system has done much to boost the country’s business environment profile and Jamaican consumers also stand to benefit significantly from this newly formalised trade practice here, according to Megan Deane, chief executive officer of Creditinfo Jamaica, the first locally licensed credit bureau on the island… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Holness: Commission Of Enquiry A Bad Idea. Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness, who gave the main address at the party’s Area Council One meeting at the Olympic Gardens Civic Centre, Olympic Way, St Andrew, yesterday, said he is not surprised by the backlash the Government has received for the cost of holding a commission of enquiry into the 2010 security operation in West Kingston… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. ‘Alia Will Definitely Get World Record’. Christopher Anderson, who coaches Jamaican world champion swimmer Alia Atkinson from his South Florida Aquatic Club base in the United States of America, is confident the joint 100-metre breaststroke world-record holder will soon have no equal… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. School Leaders Need To Be More Aware – Foster-Allen. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Elaine Foster-Allen, has called for schools to be more strident in their leadership roles, in order to stem disciplinary issues within schools… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Salute ‘Til Sunlight. The many thousands who turned out for the second night of Rebel Salute 2015 displayed stamina, musical savvy and endless enthusiasm for a marathon performance of Jamaican musical output at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove, Priory, St Ann, which ended a few minutes before 9 a.m. yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com