6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 2, 2014


  1. Disaster Waiting To Happen. Experts remain concerned that poor planning is likely to cause terrible tragedies if Jamaica is impacted by a major storm during the hurricane season… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Paying For Thieves – Electricity Crooks Add 10 Per Cent To JPS Customer Bills. The estimated 150,000 Jamaicans stealing electricity are forcing paying customers of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) to pay almost $100 for every $1,000 of electricity used by legitimate clients… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Ailing American Stopped At Airport With US$10,000 – 18-Year-Old Alleged Scam Boss Held In Sting Operation. The cruel underbelly of the illicit lottery scam came to the fore at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay yesterday when a 54-year-old wheelchair-mobile American, who is suffering through advanced Parkinson’s disease and diminished mental capacity, was intercepted with close to US$10,000, which he brought into the island to pay a ‘scammer’ to claim a fictitious lottery prize… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaica Gets More Air Seats For Summer. Jamaica’s tourism sector is poised to get a boost out of the United States (US) this summer, with 1.3 million air seats available, an increase of 119,000 seats more than the same period last year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com 
  5. Heart Institute Introduces 24-Hour Emergency Response, Mobile Services. In an effort to be more responsive to the needs of persons with heart-related illnesses, the Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC) has announced a 24-hour rapid response emergency heart-care service, staffed with four interventional heart specialists who will be working round the clock to perform life-saving heart-care interventions. The institute will also begin providing mobile cardiac services to meet the needs of persons who have limited to no mobility. These services become effective on July 14… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Reggae Boyz Coach Not Saddened By Losses. Jamaica’s national senior team football coach, Winfried Schäfer, says he is not saddened by losses to Serbia and Switzerland in recent friendly international games… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com