6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 29, 2016


  1. Nothing To Hide – JPS Boss Promises Transparency In Islandwide Blackout Investigations. As investigations continue into the power outage that blanketed the entire island on Saturday evening, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) Kelly Tomblin has…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Government Approves Construction Of New Parliament Building. More than a decade after the Oliver Clarke-chaired Parliamentary Salaries Committee presented its report recommending that “a new Parliament Building be constructed to…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Government Textbook Contract Pushes JTA Finances Into Surplus. The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) has experienced a 125 per cent increase in its revenue. The teachers’ union raked in approximately…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. McPherson Looking At 400m Hurdles. Jamaica’s Stephenie Ann McPherson, who has a chance of winning the Diamond League trophy for the women’s 400 metres, is looking to switch events and compete in the…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. MoBay United Pressing For Withdrawal From PLCA. Montego Bay United (MBU) football club president Orville Powell said they have presented their case for a withdrawal of their membership from the Premier League Clubs Association…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Tears, Tantrum At Miss Universe Jamaica Final – 18-Y-O Isabel Dalley Takes 2016 Crown. This year’s coronation of Miss Universe Jamaica on Saturday, August 27, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston, was a comedy of errors and coincidences…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com