6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 28, 2013


  1. Scrap Metal Jitters – Exporters Struggle To Find $7-Million Bond Required By Authorities.  When the scrap metal trade resumes today, a number of dealers may be left out in the cold because of a prohibitive $7-million bond, which exporters are required to pay.  Jonathan Aarons, president of the Scrap Metal Federation, told The Gleaner yesterday that it was likely that a number of exporters were going to pull out of the trade because of the difficulty of coming up with the money...read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com (In the photo: Scrap metal worker Leon Mills throws a piece metal on to a heap at a site in Sandy Bay, Clarendon. – Ian Allen/Photographer)
  2. PNP Pushes For Compliance Over New Taxes.  A recommendation coming out of the People’s National Party’s (PNP) National Executive Council (NEC) is for no new taxes to be imposed on Jamaicans…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Water Authority Mulls Use Of Recycled Water In Agriculture.  Recycled water from the Soapberry treatment plant in St Catherine could soon find its way into pipes en route to people’s premises…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Wake Up, Mr Speaker! – Peart Must Assert Authority And End Dolly-House Affair.  House Speaker Michael Peart has been contributing to the grand waste of time in the people’s business. Peart has been extremely gracious in extending latitude to members of parliament (MPs) in the House, and most legislators have not only trespassed on his generosity, but have been abusing it. Simply put, his generosity is resulting in the Parliament being a dolly house…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. JPS Implements New Strategy To Curb Illegal Connections.  The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has embarked on what they call sustained operations in an effort to curb the level of illegal lights in the Corporate Area…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Is Big Brother Watching You? Do you ever get the feeling you’re being watched? You probably are. And not only that, you’re possibly being recorded as well…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com