6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 27, 2015


  1. Ambushed At The Pumps! … Hidden Charges Hit Motorists At Some Gas Stations. Some gas stations on the island have been engaged in the practice of slapping additional charges on customers who do not pay for petrol with cash, and they are doing so without informing the consumers. Motorists who use debit and credit cards at some stations are being ambushed as they are unknowingly charged either a flat fee of $10, or in some instances, up to three per cent of the total purchase… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. 400 Jobs At New Hotel. Some 400 hospitality workers are expected to be employed when the Melia Hotel Group reopens the former Grand Lido Braco… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Master Teacher Programme In Shambles. There are strong indications that the master teacher programme, designed to keep high-quality teachers in the classroom through a special incentive scheme, is in a state of disarray… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Suzette’s Fight For Survival … ‘I Don’t Want Another Family To Be Going Through What I Am Going Through’. Suzette Morais is currently receiving psychiatric counselling at the hospital bi-weekly and admits that it’s only the desire to be around for her surviving children that is keeping her sane. She eventually got her mentally ill son into Bellevue, but hospital administrators called her a day later to take him home… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. JUTC To Enter Tour Market. The state-owned bus company, the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), is looking to spread its wings into the travel and tours market as part of efforts to increase revenue for the ailing bus company… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Ramdin Blames West Indies Loss On First-Session Collapse. Skipper Denesh Ramdin says West Indies paid the price for losing six wickets in the first session of play on the final day of the second Test match against England at the National Stadium here on Saturday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com