6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 14, 2014


  1. Cease And Desist! OUR Lights Up JPS Over Power-Cut Policy. The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has flexed its muscles by issuing an immediate cease-and-desist order to the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) of its current actions that serve to curtail electricity to communities where 70 per cent of residents are stealing power… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Jamaica Continues To Record Marginal Economic Growth. Jamaica has recently recorded two quarters of consecutive economic growth, indicating that local production of goods and services are improving slightly… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Much Of Bauxite Levy Earnings Lost Over Four Decades – Davis. Jamaica has earned approximately US$4 billion from the bauxite levy and other variants over the past four decades, but key players in the formulation of the tax say the absence of strict rules for its management meant the country has not gained nearly as much from its imposition as it might have… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. School Leavers Encouraged To Look To Internet For Jobs. As thousands of students enter the final stretch of their studies in secondary and tertiary institutions, they are being encouraged to consider new and emerging fields to find employment… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. European Union To Go Bananas Today. The increasing cost of input supplies and need for improved marketing strategies are expected to dominate today’s annual general meeting of the All Island Banana Growers Association (AIBGA) in St Mary… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Waterhouse Celebrate Despite Disturbance. Not even the threat of violence, warning shots and disturbance could spoil Waterhouse’s party and kill their joy; the joy of advancing to the final of the 2013-2014 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) final on Monday night. They will now meet Montego Bay United… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com