6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 9, 2015


  1. Rogue Principals. Rogue heads of public schools snubbing instructions to attend leadership training at the National College for Educational Leadership (NCEL) could, in short order, face the wrath of Education Minister Ronald Thwaites… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. OUR Instructs JPS To Cut Rates. Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) customers will be required to contribute to a dedicated fund, through their light bills, to enable the light and power company to convert its Bogue plant from diesel usage to accommodate the use of gas-based fuel… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Tread Cautiously On Light-Bill Reduction – Consumer Advocate. Jasmine Chung, a member of utilities-advocacy group, Consumer Advisory Committee on Utilities, has welcomed the Office of Utilities Regulation’s (OUR) determination that the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) should lower rates on light bills… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Rapid Response Fleet To Double. With meteoro-logists forecasting that 2015 could be one of the driest years on record, the water ministry is now mulling over the possibility of adding new life to the Rapid Response Unit, through the injection of $56.3 million to double its fleet… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Banks Borrowing More From BOJ. The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) indicated Wednesday that a fivefold rise in the value of securities held by the central bank on behalf of lenders – seen during the last year – was the result of increased borrowings from local banks using BOJ securities as collateral… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Jamaica Tackle Trinidad And Tobago. Jamaica will tackle Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) in the opening round of the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship at the National Stadium today, starting at 8 p.m… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com