6 Things You Need To Know Today- February 4, 2015

Dr Vin Lawrence, head of the Electricity Sector Enterprise Team
Dr Vin Lawrence, head of the Electricity Sector Enterprise Team
  1. Full speed ahead – JPS shrugs off OUR shocker, given green light to build power plant. Despite recent hurdles, the Kelly Tomblin-led Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is indicating that it is determined to increase its contribution to the burdened national grid and help stave off threats of power outages…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Paulwell not in full agreement with OUR Internet penetration report. Technology Minister Phillip Paulwell is pouring cold water on the latest Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) annual report, which has revealed continued low levels of Internet penetration on the island…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. A review of Ja’s economic performance. How has the country been performing? THE ECONOMY has been gradually improving over the last few years, moving from negative growth of 0.4, for the fiscal year 2012-2013, to positive growth of little under one per cent, for the last fiscal year, with signs of even more improvement as the end of the…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Roach, Bravo back to lift WI. West Indies coach Stuart Williams has welcomed the return of pacer Kemar Roach and middle-order batsman Darren Bravo to the regional side preparing for the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand starting later this month…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Sweet victory for manufacturers – Sugar Industry Authority revamps refined-sugar policy. The refined-sugar regime proposed last year by Agriculture Minister Derrick Kellier will go ahead with the Sugar Industry Authority (SIA) as sole importer, but only for the retail trade, as major manufacturers will continue to source and import their own sweetener…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. JaRIA to recognise Bogle’s contribution to choreography – Feb 12 will be dedicated to the slain dancer. Iconic dancer Gerald ‘Bogle’ Levy will be recognised by The Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) during this year’s Reggae Month Celebrations…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com