6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 29, 2015


  1. Shocker – Parish Councils Owe $3b In JPS Bills. Several parish councils across the island, up to March, owed the Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd (JPS) almost $3 billion for street lighting and other general electricity costs… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Industry Stakeholders Support Cess On Refined Sugar. Some major industry players have come out in staunch support of Agriculture Minister Derrick Kellier’s decision to impose a cess on imported refined sugar, dismissing as frivolous and without merit the stance taken by other private sector executives drawn mainly from the manufacturing sector… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Jamaica Woman Brings Attention To Rapes Targeting Lesbians. When Angeline Jackson and a friend were ambushed at gunpoint and sexually assaulted on a wooded trail outside the Jamaican capital, police initially seemed less concerned about the attack than the fact that she is a lesbian… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Bigga Ford Takes Over In West Kgn. He is  widely regarded as a tough, street-smart crime fighter, but in his new role as head of the West Kingston police, Senior Superintendent Cornwall ‘Bigga’ Ford has signalled that he intends to use a raft of social initiatives to inspire change in some of the more volatile areas… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Coconut Sector Records Growth, Amid Setbacks. The devastating  impact of the drought during the first six months of last year combined with the ongoing failure of some farmers to implement good agricultural practice is being blamed for the reduction in the size of coconuts on most properties… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Ja Colleges Should Accept Pro Athletes. Olympian Grace Jackson is advocating that local tertiary institutions continue to accept high-school athletes who have turned professionals… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com