6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 15, 2015


  1. OUR Defends Cut. Surprised by some of the criticisms it has faced since its determination of the tariff increase requested by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has moved to clear the air, while defending its ruling… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Is STATIN Falling Short? Executive Director of the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Valerie Veira, is questioning the sectoral value of data coming out of the Statistical Institute (STATIN). She says while STATIN is doing a lot of work, she is left to wonder whether the output matches the needs of persons in sectors such as the small to medium enterprises (SMEs)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. ‘Look Out, I’m Coming To Take My Country Back’. A young Jamaican woman studying overseas with her eyes set on combatting hoodlums and fighting criminality at the highest level is urging Government to address ills identified in a survey carried out by the Centre for Leadership and Government at the University of the West Indies that Jamaican youths are coming up at the short end of the stick… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. PetroCaribe Properly Managed, Says Hughes. Dr Wesley Hughes, the CEO of the PetroCaribe Development Fund (PDF) said yesterday that the management of the Fund has taken steps to restart the process of hiring a new risk consultant and to recruit a risk manager… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Youth Projects Left In Limbo, Auditor General Finds. A number of projects that were to be carried out by the National Centre for Youth Development (NCYD) under the National Youth Policy, intended to facilitate activities geared towards youth development, have been left in limbo… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Time To Execute. New Jamaica Franchise one-day captain, Nikita Miller, believes the team has prepared well and should give a good account of themselves during the WICB NAGICO Insurance Super50 cricket tournament, which bowls off today in Trinidad & Tobago… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com