6 Things You Need To Know Today: April 8, 2013


  1. A ‘Bills’ Is Now A Bill. Currency movements between today and tomorrow could tip the Jamaican dollar, which closed on Friday at $99.51 to US$1, to the triple-digit mark, shattering a psychological barrier and continuing a three-decade trend of post-election heavy dips… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Basic Foods Climb High Over Past Year. Whether it’s due to a sliding dollar, wage freezes or a global financial crunch, the grocery money just doesn’t stretch as far as it used to… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. CAC To Increase Surveys. The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) will be increasing the number of survey-monitoring exercises that it usually conducts. This is to ensure that consumers are aware of what is happening in the marketplace and can therefore make informed choices… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaican Develops Serum To Save Animals From Lab Testing. Dr Lawrence Williams, research consultant at the Scientific Research Council (SRC) is at it again as he has for the past 14 years been busy not only with his cancer research, but has been actively trying to save animals from laboratory testing with the development of his Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. CARIFORUM Countries Concerned Over EU Policies. Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) countries say Europes decision for a considerable reduction of funds under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) must take into consideration the implications for the economic development of the region… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. JPS Enters Retail Market Selling Customers Products To Cut Energy Cost. National power supplier, Jamaica Public Service (JPS), is relinquishing power to its customers by venturing into retail, with its new e-Store which sells devices designed to cut customers’ energy costs… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com