6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 26, 2014

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  1. JUTC Bailout. Taxpayers are being asked to fork out $2.9 billion to further bail out the cash-strapped Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Debate Opens On CCJ. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller yesterday appealed for bipartisan approval of three bills before Parliament seeking to have the Caribbean Court of Justice established as Jamaica’s final appellate court… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Industry Board Turns Up Heat On Coffee Criminals. A multi-agency task force has been established to identify and prosecute cases of brand infringement relating to Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee in Jamaica and overseas, as well as curb the illegal importation of coffee… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. OCG Steps In On Outameni Probe. The Office of the Contractor General (OCG) has requested documents from the National Housing Trust (NHT) into the controversial purchase of the $180-million property which housed the Outameni Experience in Orange Grove, Trelawny… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. ACB $10m Travel Bill. During the year, ACB received a government grant of almost $40 million, earned $2m of interest and had administrative expenses of $41m. The expense item that appears far too high is travelling – $10m. This is over one-third of the salary bill. Where are all these trips going to and from? Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Barnett, Levy Lead CAC Games Medal Hunt. Discus throwers Tara-Sue Barnett and Vanessa Levy will look to beef up what has been a meagre medal tally for Jamaica at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games when they take part in the women’s final at 12:30 p.m. today… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com