6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 8, 2015


  1. Parties Flagged – Inaction Pushes Political Ombudsman To Seek Police, NSWMA Aid In Removing Paraphernalia. Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown says she is unhappy that the general secretaries of the two major political parties have, to date, failed to take steps to remove party flags in at least three Corporate Area communities, despite earlier commitments to take down political paraphernalia which run counter to the Political Code of Conduct… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Help On The Way For Fire Victims. Help is on the way for the 26 families who were burnt out from premises at 50 Church Street on Saturday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Caribbean Faces Uphill Battle In Week Two Of Paris Climate Talks. Caribbean voices must be heard “very clearly and often enough” if the region is to succeed in securing its interests at the ongoing climate talks in Paris. This is the word from head of the CARICOM Task Force on climate change, Dr James Fletcher… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. JPS Stands To Lose $400m Yearly From Prepaid Meters. Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) claims that switching all its low-consuming users to prepaid meters would increase the risk profile of the utility provider, and secondly, cost it hundreds of millions in lost non-fuel revenue annually – an ironic twist given that the meters are meant to curtail losses… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Poor Quality Building Blocks A Major Concern – BSJ. The high percentage of very poor-quality building blocks now on the market has triggered a range of responses from the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), including the establishment of an in-house construction department to monitor and regulate in a structured way, output from the block-making industry… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Bolt Unsure About 2017. As can be expected, the incomparable Usain Bolt is looking forward to the Olympic Games next year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The picture isn’t so clear when it comes to the 2017 World Championships in London. According to a report carried in the November issue of Track and Field News, Bolt will make his mind up about competing in 2017 after Rio… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com