6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 16, 2015

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  1. Gov’t Gives Nod To CWC’s Flow Takeover. The Government has approved the acquisition of Columbus Communications by Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC), but Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister Phillip Paulwell is asserting that he was able to achieve major concessions for consumers in return for the approval… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. I Have No Private Jet. Almost eight years years after the collapse of World Wise Partners Limited, the man behind the failed unregulated investment scheme is speaking out, saying he did not use the more than $200 million reportedly invested by clients to finance a lavish lifestyle… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. The Gleaner Salutes Excellence. If you  talk to Scarlette Gillings for a few minutes about the work of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), one thing becomes evident and that’s her passion for what she describes as the underserved or poorer communities across the island… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Bain To Complete Testimony Today. Professor Brendan Bain is expected to complete his testimony today in his legal battle against the University of the West Indies (UWI) for terminating his two-year-contract in May last year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. No Hand-Held Devices For Police While Driving. Members of a joint select committee of Parliament reviewing the new Road Traffic Act on Wednesday shot down a request by the police to allow lawmen to use hand-held devices such as cellular phones or radio communication instruments while driving a motor vehicle or motorcycle, despite appeals from senior officers for an exemption for cops… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Atkinson, Walters To Top Them. Tonight’s 54th staging of the National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards is expected to buck a few trends, with two of the island’s biggest stars – in two less-fancied sports, highly touted to walk away with the top honours. at tonight’s gala presentation at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com