6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 8, 2013

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  1. Water Rate Hike – NWC Bills To Rise This Month As OUR Grants 18 Per Cent Increase. The majority of National Water Commission (NWC) customers will see an 18 per cent hike in their bills come month end, even though the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) granted an increase at a lower band of 13 per cent to others… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Sliding Dollar Will Drive Inflation, Say Experts. Devaluation of the Jamaican dollar will result in an increase in inflation for a number of reasons, says Dr Howard Haughton, managing director of Holistic Risk Solutions and adjunct professor of finance at the University of Technology… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Principal Wants Kids To Be Taught About Plagiarism. Students are being warned about the consequences of plagiarism after the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) revoked the grades of 70 Jamaica College students who sat physics for the 2013 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) earlier this year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. PNP Appeals Constitutional Court Ruling – Says DPP Probing Whether PM, Party Members Can Be Charged. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and other People’s National Party (PNP) members are asking the Court of Appeal to set aside a Constitutional Court ruling because the director of public prosecutions (DPP) is not only seeking to ask them questions on behalf of the Dutch authorities in the Trafigura affair, but is also seeking to see if criminal charges can be brought against them in Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. ‘They Are Targeting Us’ – Coach Stands Up For Jamaica’s Anti-Doping Programme. Top Jamaican track and field coach Glen Mills, while admitting that there is room for improvement in Jamaica’s anti-doping efforts, blasted sections of the international community for what he believes to be unfair targeting of the island… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Kerron Stewart Close To Racers. Olympic silver medallist Kerron Stewart looks set to join the Racers Track Club, according to information reaching The Gleaner… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com