6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 16, 2014


  1. Dark Days For JPS – Creditors Jittery But Company Vows No Let-Up On War Against Thieves. Kelly Tomblin, president and chief executive officer of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS), has signalled that dark days loom for the light and power company if approximately 200,000 electricity thieves are allowed to continue their rampage… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Forbes Pays Within Two Hours. A magistrate yesterday slammed a penitent James Forbes before tagging the convicted Senior Superintendent with a fine of just under $1 million… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Gov’t Not Selling Kingston Container Terminal Below Value – Davies. Despite Jamaica having told the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that it will undertake several initiatives in order to capitalise on the expansion of the Panama Canal, Transport and Works Minister Dr Omar Davies said on Wednesday that no dictate from any external entity will cause the Government to sell the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT) below its value… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Bankers’ Wish List. The Jamaica Bankers Association, on Wednesday, laid out its concerns to the Joint Select Committee of Parliament and requested adjustments to the new Banking Services Bill, which aims to reshape the financial sector and tighten its regulation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. JCF, ISCF Merger Complete. The merger of the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF) and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is a done deal, waiting now to be gazetted… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Shelly, VCB Clash Sunday. Jamaican sprint stars Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Veronica Campbell-Brown will clash on Sunday when the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix runs off here… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com