6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 4, 2013


  1. Les Green: Arrival In Jamaica Was Like Stepping Back In Time.  Former Assistant Commissioner of Police Les Green, who spent eight years with the Jamaica Constabulary Force after being seconded by Scotland Yard to assist with improving the investigative capacity of local enforcement, has painted a picture of an island with a backward policing system and officers who were next to lazy…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com (Image Above: Les Green)
  2. ‘Stop Going To Foreign Caucus’ – Shaw Warns Gov’t About Having Countries Lobby IMF On Jamaica’s Behalf.  Opposition Spokesman on Finance Audley Shaw has claimed that the Government has been irritating the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by having other countries lobby the multilateral on behalf of Jamaica. “Stop diverting your efforts to ask foreign governments to lobby the IMF on your behalf,” Shaw told the Portia Simpson Miller-led Govern-ment during his address to the Rotary Club of Kingston recently…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Privatise Ward Care – Holness Tells Gov’t To Give Thought To Policy Change.  A new call is being made by Opposition Leader Andrew Holness for the Government to consider privatising children’s homes and other state-care facilities, a move proponents believe could ease the State’s financial burden and improve the quality of care in such facilities…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Renewable-Energy Data Now Available On PCJ’s Website.  As the push to open up Jamaica’s renewable-energy supply market continues, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is making an extensive range of data available for interested parties. The PCJ is currently publishing its wide-ranging collection of information on its website. The data include scientific and analytical information on Jamaica’s renewable energy potential. The studies date as far back as the 1970s and cover several areas including hydro, wind, bio-fuels, biomass and solar…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. JC Teachers Get Comfy Quarters.  Administrators at the all-boys institution, Jamaica College (JC), last Thursday cut the ribbon to open a fully furnished 12-bedroom apartment complex on its campus, located along Old Hope Road in St Andrew.  The complex was constructed for rentals to teachers as part of efforts to ease the burden of having to travel long hours to get to and from school…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. ‘Respect, Boss Man’ – Introducing Dave From That VW Ad.  The Gleaner’s Janet Silvera interviews Erik Nicolaisen who plays “Dave” in the Volkswagen Super Bowl Ad Get Happy…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com