6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 7, 2013


  1. Act Now On Energy – Private Sector Gives Gov’t Ultimatum To Online Policy, OUR Apologises To Paulwell.  Three of the country’s leading private-sector groups have given Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell and the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) 30 days to lay out a clear road map to secure massive reductions in electricity rates…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Gov’t Reviews Application Process For New Firms … As Country’s Rating Falls In ‘Doing Business ‘ Report’.  With Jamaica plummeting five places in the latest survey of the ease of doing business in Jamaica produced by the World Bank, the Portia Simpson Miller Cabinet announced yesterday that it has approved a single form that will be used for the registration of new companies…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Jamaica Gets The Nod To Train Aviation Professionals.  Jamaica has been given the green light to train aviation professionals for the global markets, which will need 350,000 pilots and 480,000 mechanics by 2026…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. JTA Still Not Satisfied With Proposed Bill.  The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) has taken issue with the proposed Jamaica Teaching Council Bill (JTC), which is designed to govern the teaching profession and institute a regime for the licensing and registration of all government-paid educators…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Reggae Boyz Record Historic 0-0 Draw Against Mexico At Azteca.  After 90 minutes of regulation time plus six minutes of stoppage time, the game ended 0-0…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Christian Is Champion Bee! – Ardenne Student Wins Battle Of The Bee.  For more about the nail-biting moments of this years exciting competition…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com (Image Above: The 2013 Gleaner’s Children’s Own Spelling Bee champion Christian Allen (centre), of Ardenne High School in St Andrew, is flanked by second-place finisher Stephen Nelson, of Glenmuir High in Clarendon, and champion girl Chaunte Blackwood, the third-place finisher from Wolmer’s Preparatory School in Kingston.)