6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 3, 2013


  1. Warning For Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown. The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) disciplinary panel, which presided over the Veronica Campbell-Brown case, has recommended that the athlete receive a public warning in respect of the adverse analytical finding she returned from the May 4 Jamaica International Invitational… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. House Clears Way For More RMs To Tackle Backlog In Courts. The maximum possible number of resident magistrates (RMs) in the country’s court system has been increased from 50 to 70… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Transport Minister Shields China Harbour From Parliamentary Committee. In what is being described as an unprecedented move, Transport, Works and Housing Minister Dr Omar Davies has stepped in to prevent China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC) from being cross-examined by a parliamentary oversight committee… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. PSOJ Questions Process Used To Select Azurest For 360MW Venture. Concerns are mounting about the process used to select the preferred bidder for the 360-megawatt energy plant despite efforts by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) to show that selection was fair and proper… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Paulwell Wants OUR To Revise Decision On 115MW Project Bids. Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell is to write to the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) to signal his disappointment over its failure to identify preferred bidders for the entire 115 megawatts of renewable energy… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. FINSAC Debt Won’t Affect Personal Credit Ratings. Entities and persons who have accumulated debt under the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) can breathe a sigh of relief, as it was announced that this will not figure in their credit-history data, nor will it jeopardise any undertaking in which they have applied for a credit report… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com