6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 17, 2014


  1. OUR Power Play: Regulator Drags OCG To Court Over Disputed Report On 381MW Project Bid Process. The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has sought leave for a judicial review of a controversial report presented by the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) which, among other things, led to one multilateral agency refusing to provide non-equity funding to the company selected as the preferred bidder to undertake construction of a 381-megawatt power plant on the island… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Four Vie To Replace Roger. At least four persons are vying to replace Roger Clarke as the People’s National Party’s (PNP’s) standard-bearer in Central Westmoreland, and one party insider says Michael Erskine, president of the Cornwall Bar Association, is the front-runner… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Total Transformation – Tarrant High School Undergoes Complete Rebranding. The transformation cannot go unnoticed at Tarrant High School in St Andrew. Students are no longer wearing black and white uniforms but are now donning their blue and yellow tunic. This is also accompanied by a total transformation in the mindset of students and environment… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Gleaner Tops Fair Play. The 180-year-old Gleaner Company stood out among all media yesterday, seizing first place and second runner-up honours in the Jamaica Broilers Fair Play Awards of Excellence… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. IATA Warns Jamaican Airports Against Doubling Tariff – Proposed Increase Would Threaten Visitor Arrivals, Jobs. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is urging regulators of the airline industry to act strongly and swiftly against proposed “big increases” in aviation fees by Jamaica’s two main international airports, Sangster and Norman Manley… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Mammoth Victory! – Ruthless West Indies Beat Bangladesh By 296 Runs. A century from Shiv Chanderpaul, Sulieman Benn’s five-wicket haul and three wickets from Jerome Taylor helped, as West Indies ran rings around Bangladesh to win by 296 runs in the second Test and claim a 2-0 series win yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com