6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 9, 2014

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  1. Sugar Revolt – JCPS Marketing Ploy Upsets Retail Market. A new marketing tactic aimed boosting the distribution of pre-packaged sugar has caused a stir inside the retail sector, some of whom are resisting Jamaica Cane Product Sales’ (JCPS) efforts to tie the sale of bulk sugar to its branded Jamaica Gold product… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Paulwell: Restart Bauxite Operations Or Else. Russian-owned UC Rusal has until New Year’s Day 2015 to restart operations at its Alpart and Kirkvine refineries or lose the rights to mine bauxite at the two facilities… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Gov’t, JPS Agree To Change Licence. The Jamaica Public Service has been given the right to replace its generation capacity, an authorisation which was given in exchange for an amendment to its licence to allow the Cabinet, through the Electricity Sector Enterprise Team (ESET), to take over the role of procurement and project implementation for new generation capacity on the island… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. ‘Major Paradigm Shift Needed To Make Ja Logistics Ready’. On a scale of one to 10, Jamaica’s preparation to become the fourth node in the global logistics chain has been rated at a mere two… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Kartel To File Defamation Suit Against Ellington, TVJ. Convicted murderer Adidja Palmer is expected to file a multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuit against Police Commissioner Owen Ellington and Television Jamaica (TVJ) today… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Brazil Battered – Fans Watch In Disbelief As World Cup Hosts Suffer Humiliating Defeat. Paralysing disbelief preceded pandemonium as patrons packed inside the SportsMax Zone at the Chinese Benevolent Association in St Andrew witnessed World Cup semi-final history, with the biggest defeat inflicted on any team at this stage in the tournament since its inception… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com