6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 10, 2013


  1. Cars Sold Avg. $4,238.60 – Transport Authority Offloads Vehicles For Less Than The Cost Of A Tank Of Gas. A report on the Transport Authority has revealed that the state body sold 114 of 205 vehicles to an unnamed company for a total of $483,200.  Broken down, this means that the company, through the process of sealed bids, purchased each seized car for an average $4,238.60 from the Authority… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Electricity Theft Could Mean Lights Out For JPS. The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is expressing concern that the long-running problem of electricity theft could cause its demise… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Government Open To Dialogue On New Customs Fees. Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce Anthony Hylton has indicated that he and Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips have been discussing the impact the new customs administrations fee (CAF) has been having on players in the import-export sector… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Ministers To Meet To Discuss Caribbean Airlines’ Performance. With Caribbean  Airlines (CAL) cutting flights to Jamaica as it seeks to cauterise financial haemorrhaging, Jamaica’s Transport Minister Dr Omar Davies on Tuesday announced that Vasant Bharath, Trinidad and Tobago’s trade, industry and investment minister, is due to visit the island by latest June to discuss issues relating to the airline… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Palmyra Parent Firm Deemed A Squatter. A court has deemed Resort Properties Limited (RPL), parent company of Palmyra Resort and Spa to be a squatter at The Palmyra, a condominium resort in Rose Hall, St James, and has ordered it to vacate the premises by June 7… Read more at Jamaica- Gleaner.com
  6. Fraser-Pryce Aiming For 200m Top Spot – Sprinter Leads Jamaicans In Diamond League Opener. Two-time 100-metre Olympic champion and London 2012 200m silver medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce says she hopes to topple the likes of Allyson Felix and Veronica Campbell-Brown as the best 200m sprinters around – an effort that will be in motion at the first Diamond League meeting today in Doha… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com