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


  1. Clash Over JPS – Paulwell Said To Be At Odds With Mian Over Status Of 360-Megawatt Project.  Reports have surfaced that a clash of wills between outgoing Director General of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), Ahmad Zia Mian, and Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell has played a huge role in the confusion which has surrounded the Jamaica Public Service Company’s (JPS) proposed 360-megawatt (MW) project…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com (Image Above: Minister Phillip Paulwell)
  2. Almost $10 Billion Cut From Budget. With revenues running $14.5 billion behind projections at the end of December, Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips yesterday tabled a revised Budget in the House of Representatives, showing cuts amounting to $9.9 billion…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com 
  3. Gays Stone J-FLAG – After Being Cleared From Gov’t Property, Homosexuals Launch Assault.  The police are reporting that a disruptive group of youths from the homosexual community attacked the office of the Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG), after lawmen on the weekend cleared them off government-owned property, in St Andrew’s Golden Triangle, where they had been squatting…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Scotia, IDB Credit-Rating System Tackles Access To Bank Loans.  Scotiabank Jamaica is developing a new risk-rating system for small businesses in eight sectors, in partnership with the Development Bank of Jamaica and with backing from the Inter-American Development Bank.  The two-year programme will clarify for businesses, especially those without adequate collateral, how to qualify for bank credit…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. No Parking Near US Embassy, Canadian High Commission.  The traffic police are to enforce a strict no-parking rule in the immediate vicinity of both the United States (US) Embassy and the Canadian High Commission, in St Andrew…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Marley Still Relevant In Death – Artistes, Industry Insiders Still Believe Reggae Icon Has Much To Give.  More than 30 years since his death and Bob Marley’s relevance and legacy is undeniable, locally and abroad…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com