6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 26, 2014

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  1. Sugar-Cane Power – Pan Carib To Generate Electricity From Bagasse. The Chinese-owned Pan Caribbean Sugar Company Limited is powering up its generators in order to use bagasse to produce energy to slash its electricity cost and ease the burden on the national grid, the company’s principals have disclosed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Textbook Costs Concern CAC, Education Minister. There have been pleas for teachers and the book industry to have mercy on parents whose children will be faced with textbook increases as high as 85 per cent for the new academic year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Holness To Take Bus-Fare Hike Protest Island-Wide. Having whipped up support for a protest in the heart of the city against the increase in bus fares yesterday, the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) now seems set to take the protest further… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Volunteers Wanted To Help PALS Bring Peace. The Peace and Love in Society (PALS) lobby is marking its 20th anniversary this year with a call for more volunteers to help do what it simply wants to do: Nurture a peaceful Jamaican society… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. UWI MoBay Campus Sees 50% Jump In Student Enrolment. The University of the West Indies, Mona, Western Jamaica Campus (WJC), is reporting a record 50 per cent growth in new enrolments for the academic year 2014-2015 since its inception in 2008… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. No Worries! Much Quality In Next Generation Of Female Sprinters – Cuthbert. Juliet Cuthbert isn’t worried about the next generation of Jamaican female sprinters. The 1992 double Olympic silver medallist says they need time before they can take over from the likes of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Veronica Campbell-Brown (VCB), Kerron Stewart, and Sherone Simpson… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com