6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 14, 2013


  1. Wynter Not Worried… Says BOJ Expected Currency Movement. Governor of the Bank of Jamaica Brian Wynter yesterday appeared unperturbed by the recent depreciation of the local currency that sent the Jamaican dollar crashing to a new low on the foreign exchange market, triggering some measure of consternation through sections of the country… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. ‘Every Blood Donation Is A Gift Of Life’. Today, Jamaica will host the official launch of World Blood Donor Day in the Region of the Americas at a ceremony to be held at the Emancipation Park in St Andrew… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Import Duty Hike Will Punish J’can Consumers – Economists. A leading economist says Jamaicans would be punished with higher prices if the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) is able to successfully lobby the Government to increase import duties to protect local markets… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Light-Bill Cut. The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has announced that its customers are to see a six per cent decrease in their electricity bills this month as a result of the lower fuel charge being applied to bills… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Fare Hike Will Make Taxis Safer – Foster. Donald Foster, managing director at the Transport Authority, has said the request for a 40 per cent fare increase by the Route Taxi Association of Jamaica (RTAJ) is one step further towards ensuring a more safe and reliable transportation system for all commuters… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Positive Test For Ja Star? A Jamaican athlete has reportedly returned an adverse analytical finding from tests carried out on her ‘A’ sample at the May 4 Jamaica Invitational staged inside the National Stadium… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com