6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 11, 2016


  1. Royal Mess – Probe Launched Into Collapse At Hotel Construction Site In Negril. Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has ordered an investigation into the circumstances that led to yesterday’s collapse of decking at the Blue Diamond Royalton hotel construction site in Negril, Hanover. The collapse left five…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Construction Workers: Mixed Feelings About Returning To Site. Construction workers at the Blue Diamond Royalton hotel site in Negril, Hanover, have expressed mixed feelings about resuming work, following the collapse of a section of the scaffolding there yesterday which left five workmen injured…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. OUR Selects Bidder For Solar Facility. Jamaicans could be o Eight Rivers Energy Company Limited on track to benefit following the successful completion of the most recent electricity-generation procurement process managed by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR). The process saw…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Tsetsi Has That ‘Good Feeling’ …But Estwick Believes He Will Win ‘Contender’ Battle. Tsetsi ‘Lights Out’ Davis, always a crowd favourite in the Wray and NephewContender boxing competition, will try to get to another semi-final tonight when he clashes with Charwin Estwick, a Guyanese boxer who lives in Barbados, at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium. The fight, which…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. NHT Chairman Knocks CaPRI Recommendations To Curb Contributions, Issue Rental Vouchers. A proposal by think tank Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) that employee contributions to the National Housing Trust (NHT) be eliminated and employer contributions cut to two per cent of payrolls has been rubbished by the agency’s outgoing chairman, Dr Carlton Davis…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. GATFFEST Experiences Growth. If the launch was anything to go by, the 2016 staging of the annual Greater August Town Film Festival (GATFFEST) will be massive. Held at the Atrium, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona, the official launch pulled a decent crowd, a testament to the growth and development the event has experienced since…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com