6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 4, 2013


  1. Toll Operators Did Not Request Maximum Increase. Taxpayers would have been saddled with a nearly $500-million bill had the toll authorities not granted an increase to operators… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. No New Wage Increases For Gov’t – Dalley. Horace Dalley, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, on Tuesday blasted Robert Montague for questions he tabled in the Senate two weeks ago regarding whether government ministers and other members of parliament (MPs) had benefited from salary increases since January 2012… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Visitor Arrivals Up By Nine Per Cent. Despite a 3.1 per cent decrease in visitor arrivals this past winter, Jamaica is already reporting a rebound of nine per cent in one of its most important source markets – Canada… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Lawmen Tipped Off Before Gun Find On Bus. Six male suspects, including an alleged mastermind, are to be questioned by the police in the presence of their attorney, following the seizure of 18 guns and a large quantity of assorted ammunition in Portland on Tuesday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Red Light For Solar Power Along Elegant Corridor. Despite a major push by the Government to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels to drive energy on the island, the tourism ministry is embarking on a major lighting project which will involve the use of non-renewable energy… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Powell, Gay Clash In 100m. Former 100m world record holder, Asafa Powell, will have to find something special if he is to get the better of the now fully rehabilitated Tyson Gay, when the two come face-to-face in the 100m at today’s Lausanne Diamond League meet… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com