6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 11, 2014

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  1. 5.5% More Depreciation In Dollar Needed – Byles. There needs to be a further 5.5 per cent depreciation in the value of the Jamaica dollar against the United States (US) banknote for the country to remain competitive, according to co-chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), Richard Byles… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Paulwell Threatens To Revoke Mining Licences Again. The mining licences of UC Rusal to extract bauxite at Alpart in St Elizabeth and Kirkvine in Manchester could be revoked by the end of the month if the Russia-based company fails to provide the Government with a firm undertaking for the reopening of the plants… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Jamalco To Acquire More Lands For Mining. Operators of the Jamalco alumina refinery have identified more lands in Manchester for acquisition amid expectations of a continued rise in output at the mining operation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Bungling On Power Plant Project Weakening Investor Confidence – Byles. Co-chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), Richard Byles, has warned the Government that it might now be unable to attract bids from companies with the ability and track record to construct its prized power plant because of its penchant for revoking tenders it has accepted… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. NZ In Command – But Late Wickets Give WI Hope. At the end of yesterday’s third day of the first Test between West Indies and New Zealand at Sabina Park, the home team was staging a fightback… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Donnie McClurkin Provides Booster For Health Ministry. The public-health system has benefited from a donation of medical supplies valued at approximately $67.5 million from international gospel recording artiste and pastor, Donnie McClurkin, through his Perfecting Faith ministries… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com