6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 20, 2013

  1. Prepaid Power?- Gov’t Flirts With The Possibility Of Buying Electricity Before Actual Use. The prospect of buying prepaid electricity may soon become a reality if a pilot project which is currently being undertaken proves feasible, Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell told the House of Representatives yesterday…. read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Championing Peace Among Rival Schools – ‘Peace For Champs’ Is Five Years And Running. With the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships three weeks away, anticipation mounts for the impending fierce battles for the coveted titles at the National Stadium from March 12-16….read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Paulwell Slows Process In Order To Fast-Track Energy Proposals. Energy minister Philip Paulwell yesterday announced a counterintuitive measure that will delay the vetting of new power plant proposals in order to fast-track their approval.The electricity regulator Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) will now advise…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Revenue, Profit Plunge At JPS. Monopoly power distributor, the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), has reported a two-thirds drop in its annual net profit to US$12.7 million (J$1.18b) following flat sales last year.Kelly Tomblin, JPS president and CEO, all but blamed the losses on…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. New Caribbean Movie To Be Released In Jamaica. After the successful run of the award-winning Caribbean films Hush 1, Hush 2 and Hush 3 in cinemas and schools across the Caribbean region, Step by Step Productions in association with Merville Lynch Productions is pleased to bring to the Jamaican…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Viv Crawford New UTech Pro-Chancellor. THE UNIVERSITY of Technology Jamaica (UTech) on Monday announced that Vivian Crawford, former executive director of the Institute of Jamaica, was appointed the university’s third pro-chancellor. According to a release from the university, Crawford’s…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com