6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 9, 2013


  1. Power Trinity – Companies Collaborate To Offer Best Bid In The Megawatt Project. As the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) opened bids yesterday for the much-anticipated 360-megawatt electricity-generating project, it was revealed that three major companies have joined forces seeking to become the preferred bidder… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Labour Ministry Reports Farm-Work Policing Success. The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is reporting successes in its policing of the Overseas Employment (farm work) programme to the United States and Canada… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Yes To ’90 Days Of Summer’ Initiative – Business, Entertainment Sectors Give Support. The Government’s plan to create a new platform, ’90 Days Of Summer’, to attract additional visitors to the island between May 15 and August 15 each year, is being hailed as a great thing by influential individuals in both the business and entertainment sectors… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Pedro Cays Programme Gets Funding. Intent on safeguarding the Pedro Cays, which have been the focus of public attention in recent months, the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has secured US$45,000 for a programme designed to realise that end… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Jamaica Could Benefit From Medicinal Ganja. The Uruguayan model of marijuana legalisation is one for Jamaica to emulate, according to Paul Chang, chairman of the Ganja Law Reform Coalition (GLRC)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Parchment Eyes Top Spot. The Kremlin, Red Square, Bolshoi Theatre and Gorky Park. The attractions are endless in Moscow but for Hansle Parchment, Moscow’s enticements will have to wait. The only thing he wants to see for now, is himself standing on top of the 110m hurdles medal podium here at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com