6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Customers to begin paying for JPS losses come July
  2. Tinting guidelines for public passenger vehicles
  3. Police death squad trial starts
  4. New hotels poaching trained workers
  5. Jamaican arrested in US ‘targeted enforcement operation’
  6. Valentine’s movement for kids with heart defects

1. Customers to begin for JPS losses come July

Customers of the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) are to see an increase in their electricity bills come July. The increase will allow the JPS to recover losses resulting from amendments to its licence last year January, which resulted in the shortening of the depreciable life of some of its assets.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Tinting guidelines  for public passenger vehicles

The police today issued detailed guidelines for the tinting of public passenger vehicles as part of measures to stem the abduction and rape of women and girls by persons posing as taxi operators. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Police ‘death squad’ trial starts

The first of the so-called police death squad trial began today with the main prosecution witness giving a detailed account of how a Police Constable used an M-16 rifle to shoot him at close range. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. New hotels poaching trained workers

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has expressed concern about poaching in the hospitality sector where ‎newer hotels are luring away trained and experienced staff of established properties. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Jamaican arrested in US ‘targeted enforcement operations’

A series of immigration-related operations last week in New York City in which at least one Jamaican was picked up is causing unease among some Jamaicans in the United States. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Valentine’s movement for kids with heart defects

With donations going to the Bustamante Hospital for Children, the uplifting Gospel track is inspired by British-Jamaican mother Sherrell Hutchinson’s lifelong commitment to help her son, King-Elyon Britton, known as ‘Britain’s Bravest Boy’, who was born in 2003 with congenital heart disease. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.