6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 10, 2016


  1. Campaign Chaos! – PNP’s Appraisal Report Details Disastrous 2016 Election Run. People’s National Party (PNP) Deputy General Secretary Julian Robinson, who chaired the party’s postelection appraisal committee, yesterday disclosed that among the key findings of the committee was that the party ran an election campaign best classified as disastrous…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Public Wage Bill Reduction Necessary For Growth – Byles. Jamaica must reduce the public sector wage bill as part of the structural benchmarks under the economic support programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) if it is to get more resources to invest in productive capital projects and boost economic growth…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Jamaican Doc Wins Sickle Cell Research Award. A Jamaican medical practitioner based in Toronto, Dr Anya McLaren, has received the prestigious Paediatrics Scientific Abstract Award from the American Thoracic Society (ATS) for her groundbreaking research in sickle cell disease…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. McPherson Stars, Thompson Second. Stephenie-Ann McPherson registered her first Diamond League win of the season, topping the women’s 400-metre field in a time of 51.04 seconds at the Exxon Mobil Bislett Games International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League meeting on a chilly evening at the Bislett stadium, yesterday….Read more Jamaica-Gleaner.com 

  5. Digicel Invests $6b In LTE Network, Touts Tenfold Increase In Data Speed. Digicel customers in Kingston and parts of Montego Bay will start experiencing, today, LTE data speeds up to tenfold faster than the telecom’s existing 4G network. Eventually, the faster network is to be rolled out nationally…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. JPS Gets 3-Month Stay To Effect Automatic Compensation. The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has granted the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) its request for three more months to change the final four Guaranteed Standards (GS) from ‘claim’ to ‘automatic’ compensation…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com