6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 13, 2014


  1. Lawsuits May Shock JPS For Anti-Theft Blackouts. Light and power monopoly, the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), could run afoul of local laws if it carries out its threat to deprive paying customers of electricity supply at the expense of electricity thieves… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Health Ministry Says Mosquito-Virus Attack On Jamaica Is Imminent. The Health ministry says it is only a matter of time before chikungunya reaches Jamaica following detection of the mosquito-borne virus in nearby Haiti… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Peacemaker Killed – Spanish Town Activist, Mediator Shot To Death. Less than a week after articulating his vision for empowering residents of Spanish Town through unity, peace facilitator at the St Catherine capital’s Peace and Justice Centre, Mohan Bunwarrie, has been gunned down… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. NHT Heads To Privy Council. The Government-owned National Housing Trust (NHT) has been granted final leave to go to the United Kingdom Privy Council to challenge a Court of Appeal ruling that it must pay $214 million with compound interest to housing developers Y.P. Seaton & Associates Company… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. TEF Spending Millions To Enhance Nation’s Heritage. The evolution of Jamaica’s inhabitation, starting with the landing of the Spaniards, through to the British conquest, the importation of African slaves and the subsequent incursion of Indians and Chinese, has created a tapestry of the country’s rich heritage… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. More Elite Matches – McIntosh. Technical director of Netball Jamaica (NJ), Jill McIntosh, says one way of improving the Berger Paints Elite League is to have the teams play each other on a round-robin basis… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com