6 Things You Need To Know Today: February 26, 2013

Dirk Harrison, the new Contractor General
  1. ‘Tell What You Know’- New Contractor General Pledges Protection For Whistle-Blowers. Described by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen as a “gentle giant”, the country’s fifth contractor general, Dirk Harrison, yesterday made a solemn pledge to protect whistle blowers in the fight against corruption…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. OCG Could Get Fiat To Prosecute Crimes-DPP. Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn says her office is not averse to offering the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) a fiat to prosecute matters in appropriate circumstances…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Consumers Unsure About Prepaid Electricity. Several Kingston and St Andrew residents are skeptical about the prepaid metering system the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) plans to introduce to Jamaica by mid-year. Some are adamant that it will not work and are calling for a flat-rate system….Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. JLP Government Did Not Take Funds From NHT, Says Former Chairman. While there was an intention by the Bruce Golding administration to extract $45 million from the National Housing Trust (NHT), The Gleaner has been….Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Digicel Brings State-Of- The- Art To Downtown. THERE IS a new attraction in downtown Kingston that residents there are trying to keep secret. It’s the Digicel store and customer care centre, which opened just about a month ago on the ground floor of the telecommunications firm….Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. The Beast ‘Ready To Invade’- Gibson Relays Performance Leaves Blake Bubbling With Anticipation. World 100m champion, Yohan Blake, is encouraged by his efforts in two appearances – the Clubs and Institutions’ 4x100m that his team won and a near recovery in the 4x400m at…..Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com