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


  1. Traffic Fine Hike – Speeding Ticket Charges May Race By Up To 300%. Huge fines are coming for motorists who commit traffic offences under the proposed new Road Traffic Act, which was tabled in the House of Representatives on Wednesday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Carreras Cigarette Sales Fall By $2b. Carreras Limited’s sales shrank by almost $2 billion, which it attributes mostly to the health kick against tobacco… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. JPS Wants Right To Replace Old Generators. One day after Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller indicated that the licences of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is to be amended to give an enterprise committee responsibility to lead and manage the process of procuring new generating capacity for the national grid, Kelly Tomblin, chief executive officer at the utility company, is indicating that her entity is using the discussions to press the Government to go further with amendments to its licence… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. House Passes Bank-Fee Bill – Jackson, Shaw Say Regulation Not Enough To Protect Depositors. Chief crusader for a framework to deal with bank fees, Fitz Jackson, said on Wednesday that the banks should be prevented from benefiting from deposits, which are deemed as dormant… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. National Association Of The Family Launched – Organisation Aims To Restore Values And Produce Healthy Citizens. In an effort to transform the nation through the re-engagement of fathers and the repositioning of the Jamaican male, the National Association of the Family (NAF) was launched on Wednesday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Spencer Shines In Rome. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce continues to struggle, registering her second eighth-place finish on the Diamond League circuit with a disappointing run inside Rome’s Olympic Stadium yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com