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

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In happier times: Then acting director general of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), receiving the bid bond instrument from Christopher Pope (second right), associate director of Energy World International (EWI), at the OUR’s office in Kingston on October 18, 2013. They are flanked by OUR Deputy Director General Hopeton Heron (left) and Bernard Carr, project director of EWI.
  1. Lights Out For EWI – Firm To Lose 381-Megawatt Power Plant Licence, Project Likely To Be Yanked From Paulwell. Energy World International (EWI) yesterday suffered the same fate as Azurest when a decision was taken that the -contract to construct a 381-megawatt plant will be snatched from its grasp, almost a week after it was revealed that the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) refused to grant a loan to finance the project… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Investors Not Turned Off By EWI Controversy. Investment Minister Anthony Hylton says while there are complaints about the cost of energy in Jamaica, there is no indication that the scuppered Energy World International (EWI) deal, which has led to numerous calls for the resignation of his colleague minister, Phillip Paulwell, has affected investor confidence… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Tacky High Students Relocated After Thieves Burn School Block. More than 200 students of the Tacky High School in St Mary currently sitting May-June external examinations are to be relocated to neighbouring Guy’s Hill, Iona, and Brimmer Vale high schools after a massive fire destroyed the administrative block at the institution early yesterday morning… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaicans Cut Energy Usage But Still Paying More. Jamaicans are using less electricity but still paying more, according to the newly released Economic and Social Survey of Jamaica (ESSJ)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Blake Grateful For CAS Reduction. Jamaican quarter-miler, Dominique Blake, says she is grateful that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) partially upheld her appeal against a six-year ban handed down by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary panel almost a year ago on June 13, 2013… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Royalties Keep Flowing Abroad – Jamaican Songwriters Still Missing Out On Earnings. As Jamaica Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers (JACAP) continues to pay out more royalties to overseas entities, there is a call from the organisation’s chairman, Paul Barclay, for the Government to put in place some sort of legislation so that more local music can be played… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com