6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 14, 2015

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  1. Another Toll Hike – Massive Rate Increase Planned For North-South Link. The Government has revealed an intention to increase toll rates on the North-South Highway, at the Mount Rosser toll plaza, by as much as 80 per cent… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Slipper Vendor’s Family In Pain After Fatal JUTC Crash. It has been days since slipper vendor Delroy Roberts was crushed to death by a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus at West Parade in downtown Kingston, and still his elderly mother, Hyacinth Graham, sits on her veranda each evening awaiting her son’s return home… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Family In ‘Tarpaulin House’ Grateful For Outpouring Of Support. Still living under a tarpaulin but with more hope, Fortella Pickersgill and her daughter thank God for His timely response to her prayers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. We Must Stop Supporting Slackness – MBCCI Boss. Gloria Henry, the president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), is calling for a boycott of businesses that are operating in dilapidated buildings and those that are not observing proper garbage-disposal practices… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. ‘US$9m Loan Won’t Affect K-Factor Charges’. The National Water Commission (NWC) has secured a US$9-million loan from the National Commercial Bank (NCB) to fund several K-factor projects… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Bolt To Arrive In Japan Today. Jamaican sprinting superstar Usain Bolt is expected to arrive at Jamaica’s pre-World Championships camp in Tottori, Japan, today after spending the last few days relaxing, after a gruelling few weeks of training… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com