6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 7, 2014


  1. Ja Will Live Within Its Means – Phillips. Signaling that the Government is intent on walking a chalk line in order to meet its fiscal targets under the four-year extended fund facility (EFF) with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips says the country will have to live within its means going forward… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. JPS Wants Wheeling Wedded To Five-Year Tariff Review. Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) wants the setting of power wheeling rates to be determined under the pending tariff review that will determine base electricity rates for the next five years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Kidney Crisis: Physician Calls For Donations As Supplies Fall Short. There is an urgent need for kidney donors, with more than 2,000 Jamaicans currently on the registry with chronic kidney disease. Approximately 800 of them are on dialysis, suffering from end-stage renal failure… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. OCG Commends OUR For Handling Of 360MW Project. The Office of the Contractor General (OCG) yesterday commended the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) for its handling of the 360-megawatt project… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Ja Seek Second Win In WICB Four-Day Championship. Seamer Jerome Taylor believes staying focused will be key if Jamaica are to beat the Leeward Islands in their WICB Four-day championship second-round contest at Warner Park in St Kitts, starting today… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Diack Rejects ‘Secrecy’ Claims. President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Lamine Diack, chipped in on the Veronica Campbell-Brown case yesterday, dismissing suggestions that the Jamaican’s arbitration was dealt with in a secretive manner… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com