6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 18, 2015


  1. JPS Under OUR Assault – Tomblin Says ‘Big-Stick’ Watchdog Acting Like Consumer Advocate. Describing the ruling of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) that it refunds customers over J$973-million that it unilaterally imposed as foreign exchange adjustments on fuel as “an assault” on the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS), the light and power company said the regulator must recognise that its role is not that of being a consumer advocate… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Dudus Capture Was To Be ‘Simple’. Former Justice Minister and Attorney General Dorothy Lightbourne has revealed that she thought the 2010 incursion into the west Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens to capture then fugitive Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke would be a “simple operation”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Ombudsman Post In Limbo. Minister with responsibility for electoral matters, Phillip Paulwell, yesterday denied suggestions that the Government is strapped for cash to pay a new political ombudsman and hence the long delay in appointing someone to the post… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Water Ministry Gears Up For Dry Spell. With the extended dry spell projected for 2015, the Government is moving to prevent a recurrence of last year’s devastating impact of drought on the economy in general and the agriculture sector in particular, when it spent at least $50 million trucking water to affected communities… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Buff Bay Wrestle Eastern Champs Title From St Mary. Buff Bay High school emphatically upstaged a confident St Mary High School, who just could not hold on to their title as champions of the east. They were undone by inspiring, heart rending and all out brilliant performances from the Portland team, who reigned supreme at the 2015 Eastern Athletics Championships, at the National Stadium yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. A Bubbling ‘Yabba Pot’ Of Musical Selections. The YAHBA album, Jus’ Wicked, is a bubbling ‘Yabba pot’ of musical selections, featuring a galaxy of stars that were popular during the 1960s and 1970s… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com