6 Things You Need To Know Today : March 15, 2013

Fire at the Wyndham Hotel
  1. Lights On – Controversial Cuban Bulb Programme Coming Back. Western Bureau: Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell has declared that the Government will reintroduce the controversial Cuba-Jamaica Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) project, better known as the Cuban light-bulb project…read more at Jamaica.Gleaner.com
  2. Fire Forces Temporary Shutdown At Wyndham. A major fire at the Wyndham Hotel in New Kingston early yesterday morning temporarily shut down operations at the hotel and forced the management to send home workers and relocate guests to other hotels…read more at Jamaica.Gleaner.com
  3. Modern Practices For New Pope. Pope Francis put his humility on display during his first day as pontiff yesterday, stopping by his hotel to pick up his luggage and pay the bill himself, in a decidedly different style of papacy than his tradition-minded predecessor, who tended to stay ensconced in the frescoed halls of the Vatican…read more at Jamaica.Gleaner.com
  4. Boys’ 100m Set To Sizzle – Williams, Todd To Square Off. It is Day Four of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, and on a day that will be highlighted by breakneck sprinting, it’s the usual suspects that dominate the top positions with two days of competition still to come…read more at Jamaica.Gleaner.com
  5. Shell Gas Stations To Rebrand As Rubis, Ending Nine Decades Of Dominance. For 90 years, Shell has remained the most ubiquitous name on service stations across Jamaica, but that era is coming to an end. In less than 13 months, the brand which now graces 52 stations will disappear from Jamaica altogether….read more at Jamaica.Gleaner.com
  6. UWI Carnival Goes For ‘Fantasy’. Tis is the season for carnival on Jamaican shores and students at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, are already in the celebratory mood. The Appleton UWI carnival season officially kicked of yesterday at Carnival Integration Thursdays and, according to UWI’s Cultural and Entertainment Affairs Chairman for the Guild of Students (CEAC), Miguel Reid, revellers are in for an energetic season this year….read more at Jamaica.Gleaner.com