6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 29, 2013


  1. Talk Gets Cheap – Reduced Mobile Rates Coming In Weeks. Jamaicans could be seeing further reductions in the cost of telephone calls within weeks. Telecommunications sources have told The Gleaner that the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has made a final determination of mobile termination rates which is well below the $5-per-minute interim rate implemented last July… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Legislation For IMF Requirements Could Delay Other Drafts. An aggressive legislative agenda to satisfy structural benchmarks under the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) extended fund facility could delay other critical pieces of legislation being crafted by the Government for promulgation this parliamentary year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Gay-Rights Activist Has No Case, Says Attorney. Attorney-at-law Georgia Gibson-Henlin has submitted in the Constitutional Court that gay-rights activist and attorney-at-law Maurice Tomlinson cannot claim any right under the Charter of Rights to use a private property to disseminate his message… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Communities In NW Manchester To Receive Electricity. Pledging to provide electricity to at least one community, each year, over the next four years, member of parliament for North West Manchester Mikael Phillips announced recently that residents of Adams Valley in the parish, received electricity for the first time in more than 150 years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Fine Cocoa, But Not So Fine A Price. Cocoa produced on Jamaican farms may be categorised as fine flavoured, but has a long way to go before it can attract premium prices in the vein of Blue Mountain Coffee (BMC) on international markets… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Seven-Point Plan – Whitmore Targets Near Maximum In WCQs. Jamaica’s senior men’s football team head coach, Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore, is targeting a minimum of seven points from a possible nine, as the country enters a pivotal phase of its CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying (WCQ) campaign, with three games in eight days… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com