6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 22, 2014


  1. Light Bills To Drop For April. Customers of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) are being promised a 6.85 per cent decrease in their electricity bills this month, compared to March… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Drug Asset Blow – Court Blocks FID From Seizing $1 Billion Of Convicts’ Wealth. The Island’s Financial Investigations Division (FID) has suffered two major setbacks in its quest to go after nearly $1 billion in property and other assets of three Jamaicans who are now serving lengthy prison sentences in the United States and Canada on drug charges… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Farmers Left In Dark … On Scrapping Of Praedial Larceny Prevention Post. The post of praedial larceny prevention coordinator has been vacant since late last year when the agriculture ministry opted not to renew the contract of Reginald Grant, retired assistant commissioner of police, who had served in that capacity since December 6, 2011… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Vendors Warned! Mayor, Town Clerk Threaten Action To Stop Dumping And Dirty Displays. The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) has issued a reminder to vendors in the downtown Kingston market district that they also have a responsibility to look after their surroundings… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Pan-Africanists To Hold Talks At UWI. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is expected to open the Ninth Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC) International Colloquium, slated to get under way tomorrow at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge, University of the West Indies… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Juniors Haul In Record Medals At Carifta Games. Jamaica’s team to the 43rd staging of the Carifta Games created history by landing the country’s best ever medal haul at the event, having secured 88 medals at press time at the three-day championships, which ended last night inside the Stade Municipal Pierre Aliker in Martinique… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com