6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 3, 2013


  1. Doran Dixon Wins JTA Race. The island’s teachers have once again chosen Doran Dixon to ascend to the presidency of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Massive Portland Gun, Ammo Find. A major dent was made in the drugs-for-guns trade, following yesterday’s seizure of 18 guns and a large quantity of assorted ammunition during an operation conducted by the Portland police… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. NYS Broadens Programmes For Youth. With the National Youth Service (NYS) approaching its 40th anniversary, Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna has indicated that the organisation will be rolling out a new set of programmes to broaden its outreach… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. JPS To Recover J$2b From Customers – Electricity Bills To Climb By 2% – But Large Companies To Pay Less. Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) will charge its customers US$20 million (J$2 billion), a one-off fee to offset fuel costs, which equates to raising electricity bills by less than one per cent, according to the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. It’s Tea Time! Scientific Research Council Brews Up A Storm. The Scientific Research Council (SRC), through its affiliate, Marketech Limited, is exploring the business potential of herbal teas that have gained tremendous popularity because of their health-promoting properties… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. ‘I Want To Continue Dominating Until 2016’ – Bolt Wants To Rule Track Up To Rio Olympic Games. Older and wiser, Usain Bolt is out to dominate his rivals on the track at least until the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com