6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 14, 2013

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  1. Lifesavers – Cornwall Regional Conducts First Kidney Transplants. Through what has been described as the highest form of altruism, three endstage renal failure patients have had their life expectancies increased by several years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Jamaica’s Infrastructure Development Gets An A-Grade. Acknowledging that Jamaica has faced severe financial constraints over the years, Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed says despite the challenges, the country has made sacrifices to undertake vast improvements to its infrastructure… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. 360MW Rankings Revealed Too Early. The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) appears to have named the now-sidelined Azurest-Cambridge Power consortium as its preferred bidder for a new 360-megawatt electricity generating facility more than a week before its consultants confirmed that the consortium had proposed the best deal… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. DPP Launches Its Disclosure Protocol. The Office of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has launched its disclosure protocol, which will serve to enhance transparency and accountability in the justice system… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Bird-Shooting Ban Might Become A Must. Noted environmentalist Peter Espeut is cautioning Jamaica might have to ban the popular annual bird-shooting activity as it did about 40 years ago… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Champions Tivoli Humble Arnett … Rampant TG Dismiss Rivals 5-0 To Reach Flow Cup Final. Tivoli Gardens proved too hot for their west-Kingston neighbours, Arnett Gardens, as they spanked them 5-0 in their Flow Champions Cup semi-final meeting yesterday at the Drewsland Stadium… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com