6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 1, 2014

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  1. Operators Want More Time Before Retake Of Routes. The Joint Caucus of Transport Operators (JCTO) has indicated it remains unprepared to meet today’s Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) deadline for retaking of routes in the Kingston Metropolitan Transit Region… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Killer Cops – INDECOM: Alleged Police Fatal Shootings Initially Blamed On Civilian Gunmen. With recent reports of ‘death squads’ running rampant in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) still swirling, the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has revealed some chilling statistics about unbridled alleged police killings in one constabulary division… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Way Clear For EWI To Get Licence. Declaring that it has found no “adverse trace” against Energy World International (EWI), the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) on March 26 recommended that the company be granted a licence to supply 381 megawatts of generating capacity to the national grid… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Finance Minister Gets Timely Vote Of Confidence From World Bank Official. Days before Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips is to present the Estimates of Expenditure for the new fiscal year, a leading economist with responsibility for the Jamaica Desk at the World Bank has given the Government high marks for its current economic rescue mission… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Forbes Launches Defence In Bicknell Corruption Trial. Senior Superintendent James Forbes, the embattled police officer who is fighting corruption charges, yesterday took the witness stand in his own defence and sought to explain his role at the meeting, which is at the centre of the case… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Calabar’s Corcho Eyes Long-Term Domination. On the heels of Saturday’s ISSA/ GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships triumph, principal of Calabar High, Albert Corcho, said his school is well on course to dominate for years to come… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com