6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 20, 2013


  1. ‘Leave ‘Em Out’ – Members Of Energy Council Object To Proposal From Hong Kong Firm. Some members of the Jamaica Energy Council (JEC) are objecting to Cabinet’s decision to consider a belated expression of interest from a Hong Kong-based firm to construct the Government’s 360-megawatt generating baseload plant… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. ‘Don’t Scrap Political Ombudsman Position’. Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips is cautioning against calls for the post of political ombudsman to be scrapped… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Jamaica Last-Chance Saloon Following Latest Bailout. Jamaica has suffered a long string of international rescues and ultimately failed fiscal programmes, but last month’s bailout, led by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), could be the country’s final chance to avert an economic catastrophe… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Workers Hope For NuLife After Blaze. Uncertainty about where their next pay cheque will come from didn’t stop workers of NuLife Recycling Limited from coming out early yesterday morning to earnestly get the clean-up work going… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. G2K Wants Answers From Contractor General. President of Generation 2000 (G2K) Floyd Green has called on the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) to update the country on whether the Cabinet has complied with its lawful requisition for information with respect to major projects, including the North-South link of Highway 2000 and developments with the Gordon Cay Container Trans-shipment Hub… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Bailey-Cole Targets Sub-10 In New York. Rising sprinter Kemar Bailey-Cole will be making his Diamond League seasonal debut as he competes at this weekend’s Adidas Grand Prix in New York looking to go below 10 seconds… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com