6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 29, 2013


  1. No More Delays – Gov’t Won’t Accept Further Hold-Ups In 360MW Project’s Bidding Process. Under pressure from several of the country’s powerful private-sector groups, Minister of Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining Phillip Paulwell has hinted that the Government could step in and make a decision should there be another delay in the bidding process for its 360-megawatt (MW) project… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Changes Coming For No-Smoking Regulations. When Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson addresses Parliament tomorrow, he is expected to announce major changes to the newly implemented no-smoking regulations which have been at the centre of public debate… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Franklyn: 12 Too Early To Test Athletes – PM’s Adviser Says Thorough Discussions Needed On High-School Drug Scans. As the debate continues over the idea of performing drug tests on high-school athletes, senior adviser to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, Delano Franklyn, says discussions are ongoing to decide an appropriate age at which to start… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Surge In CSEC Passes At Schools Under Centres Of Excellence. Six rural non-traditional high schools have seen a remarkable spike in the number of passes they have registered in core Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) subjects over the past five years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Army Retreats – JDF Says It No Longer Believes It Should Be Excluded From The INDECOM Act. Chief of Defence Staff of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Major General Antony Anderson last Thursday hastily retreated from an earlier position where the army requested that soldiers be excluded from being investigated by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Fraser-Pryce Hoping To Inspire Fans… Sprinter Looking To Help Restore Faith In Troubled Sport. On Saturday two-time reigning Olympic champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, established a new world lead in the women’s 100m of 10.77 seconds in the semi-final round at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com