6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 30, 2014


  1. EWI Rescue Plan: Paulwell Wants OCG’s Stance Changed To Allow Loan For 381MW Project. Energy minister Phillip Paulwell is seeking to nudge Contractor General Dirk Harrison’s office into conceding that it erred when it concluded that the decision of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) to facilitate the acceptance of Energy World International’s (EWI) proposal to participate in the bidding process for the supply of 381 megawatts of energy to the national grid was “unfair and irregular and a clear breach of the law”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. No Room To Raise NHT Loan Ceiling. The decision by the Government last year to raid the National Housing Trust (NHT), requiring it to provide $45.6 billion over four years to assist the country’s economic recovery effort, is the chief reason loan ceilings have not been increased… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Tax Plan Changes To Be Revealed Today. Finance minister Dr Peter Phillips will today announce changes to the $6.7-billion tax package, which he announced in the House of Representatives two weeks ago… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Parliament’s Internship Programme Returns. The Parliamentary internship programme, which ended in 2012, is to be resumed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Mr Shaw’s Response To The Budget. The opposition spokesperson on finance Audley Shaw gave his views on the proposed budget and revenue measures and suggested alternatives as discussed below… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Steele Eager To Face Merritt, Santos. Improving Jamaican quarter-miler, Edino Steele, is anticipation the challenge of competing against world-class athletes LaShawn Merritt and Luguelin Santos at this Saturday’s Jamaica International Invitational meet inside the National Stadium… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com