6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 14, 2016


  1. Big Jump In Light Bills – Consumers Bracing For More Increases. The big 12.8 per cent increase in electricity charges announced by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) yesterday is just one more increase consumers said they have been bracing for, ever since Finance Minister Audley Shaw announced the new tax package on May 12…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Hospital Care Crisis – Trauma Patients Suffering Amid Shortage Of ICU Beds, Equipment. Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Cornwall Regional Hospital, Professor Renn Holness, is raising alarm about the poor state of the intensive care unit (ICU), which has limited its ability to provide aid to trauma patients and those in need of neurosurgical operation…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Jamaica Learnt Lesson From Believing JLP Promises, Says Phillips. In blistering criticism of the Government’s performance so far, Opposition Spokesman on Finance Dr Peter Phillips has said the Andrew Holness administration cannot point to any success since it took office…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Nestlé Moves To Combat Childhood Obesity.Primary- and secondary-school students from across the island had a fun-filled day participating in various activities at the seventh staging of Nestlé Jamaica’s Schools Wellness Fiesta, held at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre recently…Read more Jamaica-Gleaner.com 

  5. Microsoft To Buy Networking Site LinkedIn For US$26b. In a surprise move, Microsoft said Monday that it is buying LinkedIn for about US$26.2 billion, a deal that could bring subtle but significant changes for the professional network’s more than 430 million members…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. NCU Selects New President. Facing what many deem as one of the toughest periods for the institution, having lost a significant percentage of the student population and coming under serious backlash publicly for the enforcement of governing rules, Northern Caribbean University (NCU) administrators say it is on the path to rebuilding…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com