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  1. Confusion over Palisadoes Entertainment Zone status
  2. NEPA didn’t approve Palisadoes party venue
  3. More than $28m paid out to utility customers – OUR
  4. Journalist Janice Budd dies
  5. Cabinet to meet over wage stalemate with police
  6. Taxpayers carrying Trelawny Stadium multimillion dollar load
Palisadoes Strip

1. Confusion over Palisadoes Entertainment zone status

The Chief executive officer of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Peter Knight, has disclosed that the area on the Palisadoes Road in Kingston, where the Sandz party was held Monday, was not approved as an entertainment zone. Knight told The Gleaner yesterday that NEPA gave approval to the Ministry of Entertainment, Sports Culture and Gender Affairs for an entertainment zone to be established at Fort Rocky, several kilometres away from where the party was being held. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. NEPA didn’t approve Palisadoes party venue

The Chief Executive Officer of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) Peter Knight has disclosed that the area on the Palisadoes strip in Kingston where the Sandz party was held last evening was not approved as an entertainment zone. Knight told The Gleaner a short while ago that NEPA gave approval to the Ministry of Entertainment, Sports Culture and Gender Affairs for an entertainment zone to be established at Port Rocky, several kilometres away from where the party was being held. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. More than $28m paid out to utility customers – OUR

Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) paid out over $27 million to customers as a result of standard breaches during July to September last year. This was disclosed by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) in its Quarterly Performance Report. The OUR says for the period the JPS committed 13,569 breaches which attracted a pay-out of approximately $27.83 million. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Journalist Janice Budd dies

Long time journalist Janice Budd has died. She was diagnosed with cancer several months ago. She worked for several years at the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation, CVM TV, RJR and the Jamaica Observer as a reporter, presenter and editor. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Cabinet to meet over wage stalemate with police

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday responded to the Jamaica Police Federation’s request for his intervention in the wage negotiations stalemate between the federation and the Government, saying that the matter would be discussed at a Cabinet meeting next Monday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Taxpayers carrying Trelawny stadium multimillion dollar load

The Trelawny Multipurpose Stadium at Florence Hall continues to be a drag on the Government’s coffers, accounting for more than $50 million annually towards its operating expenses, while offering few opportunities to fund itself out of its current non-productive state. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.