6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 4, 2014


  1. River Power – Jamaica Could Double Hydroelectric Output Using Four Rivers, Study Shows. A pre-feasibility study on the prospects for hydropower generation from five of Jamaica’s rivers has indicated the country could nearly double the existing hydropower capacity if investors tap four of those sources… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Jamaica Loses A Reggae Ambassador – William ‘Bunny Rugs’ Clarke Dies At 65. Tributes have been pouring in for William ‘Bunny Rugs’ Clarke, lead singer of the Third World band, who died in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Teachers Cry Victim In Council Bill Stand-Off. As the debate over the Jamaica Teaching Council (JTC) bill intensifies, Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President, Dr Mark Nicely, is alleging that the proposed legislation was deliberately crafted to get rid of the powerful teachers’ union… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Shaw At Odds With Golding On Bank Fees. Opposition Finance Spokesman Audley Shaw yesterday dismissed the views on bank fees put forward by former Prime Minister Bruce Golding, under whose administration he served as finance minister… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Bankers’ Association Calls For Temperance Over Fees. The Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) is warning against any attempt by the Jamaican Government to legislate fees, suggesting that market forces should continue to determine fair prices for services delivered by regional banks… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Simpson Hearing Resumes. Jamaican sprinter Sherone Simpson will continue her defence in front of a three-member Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel at the Jamaica Conference Centre today, after testing positive for oxilofrine at last year’s National Championships… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com