6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 5, 2014

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  1. ‘Not About Delay’ – Energy Committee Co-Chair Just Wants Best Info On 360MW Project. Co-Chair of the Energy Monitoring Committee (EMC), Dr Carlton Davis, said yesterday he was hoping Phillip Paulwell, the energy minister, would provide answers to some critical issues relating to the 360-megawatt power plant project when he meets with the committee tomorrow… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Coffee Industry Gets First Wastewater Treatment Plant. The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has welcomed the first wastewater treatment plant in the coffee industry, which was constructed at the Mavis Bank Coffee factory recently… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Pickersgill Sounds Alarm On Climate Change. Annual losses worldwide caused by extreme weather and natural disasters could be as high as 12 per cent or more than one tenth of global domestic production. In addition, 40 per cent of the top 10 risks to the global economy have been linked to climate change, Robert Pickersgill, minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, disclosed, recently… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Hefty Legislative Agenda This Quarter. The Chief parliamentary counsel is currently preparing an Omnibus Banking Act, a structural benchmark under Jamaica’s four-year extended fund facility with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Compound Similar To Oxilofrine – Report. Professor Wayne McLaughlin, a biochemist at Caribbean Toxicology Laboratory (CARITOX), yesterday told an independent anti-doping disciplinary panel that is hearing the case against Olympian Sherone Simpson that tests of a supplement Epiphany D1, taken by the Olympic 100-metre silver medallist, showed the presence of benzene methanol, a compound similar to oxilofrine, the stimulant found in the athlete’s urine sample taken during the National Championships last June… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. High Press For Reggae Boyz – Schäfer Charts New Playing Style To Realise World Cup Ambition. For some time now, the Jamaican footballing public has been clamouring for the national football teams to develop a readily identifiable style of play… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com