6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 23, 2014


  1. Fired Up Over Fuel. The state-run oil refinery Petrojam Limited has promised a fulsome response today to allegations by the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) that it has consistently failed to pass on savings to consumers, consistent with declines in oil prices on the global market… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Public Officials Keep Police Bodyguards – For Now. There are indications that anxiety among some current and former public officials has forced the Police High Command to temporarily abort plans to remove or reduce police bodyguards assigned to a number of persons… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Two-Year Plan To Reopen Alpart. The Jamaican mining rights for Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL are safe for now. Mining and Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell indicated yesterday that, beginning January 2015, two million crude wet tonnes of raw bauxite will be mined and shipped to Russia… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Golding, Others Given Enquiry Deadline. Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding and three high-ranking security officials during his tenure have been given until the first week of next year to submit witness statements to the West Kingston commission of enquiry… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Hylton Beams As Forbes Ranks Jamaica High In Business. Industry and Commerce Minister Anthony Hylton is welcoming Jamaica’s ranking in the 2014 Forbes Best Countries for Business Report. The report, which ranked Jamaica 64 out of 146 nations is published yearly by Forbes, a leading international business magazine… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. WICB Broke Promise … Claims Players’ Attorney. Attorney Ralph Thorne has accused the West Indies Cricket Board of breaking its promise to issue a statement making it clear that the players involved in the controversial abandoned India tour would not have been victimised… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com