6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 7, 2013


  1. Energised – 360MW Third-Ranked Bidder Questions OUR’s Due Diligence, Claims It Has Cash Ready For Bond. The Jamaican consortium still clinging to hopes that it will get the nod to build the island’s much needed 360-megawatt power plant has blasted local regulators, charging that they have been “less than vigorous” in the due diligence required for a project of this size… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Cabinet To Consider Changes To Ganja Laws. The Cabinet should be asked to consider changes to the laws governing the use of ganja before year end… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Bring Reform To DPP’s Office. The society seems to have this insatiable appetite to set up special bodies to cover up for the shortfalls in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Male Prostitution A ‘Harsh Reality’. Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna has expressed concern over what she describes as the turning of a blind eye to the abuse of young boys, which has resulted in male prostitution becoming a huge problem in the country… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Monument Proposed As Cecil Charlton Laid To Rest. Hundreds of mourners came out yesterday to celebrate the life of the man revered as the hero of Manchester, the late Cecil Charlton, during an official funeral in the parish capital where he was laid to rest… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Reggae Boyz Head To USA For Must-Win Clash. Jamaica’s national senior football team will embark on a tough journey today to tackle the United States of America (USA) in a must-win game in order to keep their slender chance alive of qualifying for next year’s World Cup finals in Brazil… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com