6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 5, 2014


  1. Gov’t Heat On EWI – Paulwell Gives Energy Firm Days To Get House In Order. Facing a growing backlash for his handling of the 381-megawatt baseload project, Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell has signalled that he is ready to get tough on Energy World International (EWI), the company selected to build the power plant… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Church Seen As Jamaica’s Saviour From Corruption. Months after National Security Minister Peter Bunting declared it would take divine intervention to bring significant change to Jamaica’s crime rate, a study has determined that people in several rural communities and across the Corporate Area believe the Church is their only hope of curbing corruption… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Jamaican Gov’ts Pitiful On Solid Waste Management – Expert. One of Jamaica’s leading experts on solid-waste management has blasted successive political administrations for their ad hoc, costly and wasteful approach to collection and disposal, dismissing the lack of funding as a pitiful excuse… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Developing The Economy Through Agriculture. To say Dr Nickeisha Reid is passionate about agriculture, would be like saying Brazilians love football… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Mixed Reactions To Whiteman As Interim President At UTech. Even as some have thrown their support behind a reported decision to appoint former Education Minister Burchell Whiteman as the acting president of the University of Technology (UTech), the UTech Academic Staff Union (UTASU) says it has yet to be officially informed of the move… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Franchise-Based, 10-Team Premier League For 2015-16. The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) plans to run the National Premier League on a franchise basis and, consequentially, reduce the number of participating teams to 10 for the 2015-16 season… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com