6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. OUR determines customers to pay less for electricity
  2. #ZOSO: Mt Salem school starts smoothly
  3. School grooming policy coming
  4. Three more shot dead in Clarendon
  5. Private academy being built by Montegonians
  6. Thompson tops #DiamondLeague earnings

1. OUR determines customers to pay less for elecricity

Jamaica Public Service (JPS) customers should see a two per cent decrease in their electricity bills effective September 1, based on the Office of Utilities Regulation’s (OUR’s) decision on the company’s annual tariff review application. JPS had asked that its 2017 annual non-fuel revenue target be set at $50.8 billion. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. #ZOSO: Mt Salem school starts smoothly

Despite being subjected to searches at the various police-military checkpoints, it was an uneventful first day of the 2017 school year for the students from Mount Salem in St James, which was declared the nation’s first zone of special operations (ZOSO) last Friday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. School grooming policy coming

Indicating that there were no reports so far of students being reprimanded for inappropriate attire, Education Minister Ruel Reid said his ministry expects that a standardised policy should be established by the end of September. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Three more shot dead in Clarendon

Clarendon’s murder tally continues to climb with three more murders last night in two incidents. About 7:15 p.m. 36-year-old Joseph ‘Hardball’ Henry of Twin Palm, Nineteen Miles was shot and killed by a gunman. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Private academy being built by Montegonians

Michele Rollins and her family have committed 13 acres of prime property at Rose Hall. Adam Stewart has been drafted as chairman. And the Spanish-Jamaican Foundation (SPJF) is throwing its weight behind Montego Bay’s first private international academy. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Thompson tops #DiamondLeague earnings

Elaine Thompson is the top earner from the just-concluded IAAF Diamond League. According to the Track Stats Internet website, the 24-year-old Thompson raced to a total Diamond League prize money of US$134,000 (approximately J$17.2 million). Thompson was the only Jamaican listed with earnings of over US$50,000 (J$6.4 million). See full story on The Gleaner’s website.