6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 22, 2014


  1. Subsidy Bleed – JUTC Loses $10m On Fares Every Day. The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says it is losing $10 million per day on fare subsidies, and insists that the increases in fares, which take effect on Sunday, are necessary to help keep the state-owned bus company on the road… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Murders Down 8.2 Per Cent. The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) has reported an 8.2 per cent decrease in the murder rate for the period January to June 2014… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Thwaites Outlines Plan To Help Failing Schools. Following the findings of the 2014 National Education Inspectorate (NEI) report, which revealed that the majority of primary and secondary schools inspected were failing, Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites has revealed a number of corrective measures, several to be implemented for the new school year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Businesses Fume As Traffic Stifles Falmouth. Residents and business interests in Trelawny’s main town are demanding a revision of the restrictions on vehicular traffic that came into being with the new Falmouth Pier. According to them, businesses are haemorraging, because of a downturn in patronage, which has failed to live up to the benefits promised by the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Stephen Fray Heads To Privy Council. The United Kingdom-based Privy Council will be asked to determine if the local court erred when it rejected expert evidence that Jamaican Stephen Fray was suffering from a mental disorder when he hijacked a Canada-bound plane in 2009… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Carter, Williams-Mills Win In Stockholm. In cold and wet conditions, Nesta Carter and Novelene Williams Mills both recorded victories at the DN Galan Diamond League meeting in Stockholm, Sweden yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com