6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 18, 2014


  1. Energy Path Set – Lawrence Announces Several Initiatives To Replace 381MW Project. A Dr Vin Lawrence-led team, charged with the responsibility of rebooting Jamaica’s baseload energy plan, has revealed that the anticipated 30 per cent reduction in energy costs is to be achieved through the implementation of, not one, but several projects, beginning next year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Tourism, Renewables Targeted In More Hopeful Growth Plan. The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) has been directed by Cabinet to implement fresh projects to stimulate the Government’s growth agenda in the upcoming fiscal season, Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips has revealed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. MP Engages Non-Existent Company As CDF Consultant …. Officials Refuse To Release Documents. Officers of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) yesterday refused to make public documents submitted to it which show that a member of parliament (MP), who is a member of the governing People’s National Party, sought approval to contact a dummy company… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Chief Justice Urges Offenders To Plead Guilty To Ease Backlog. The large number of cases being traversed from one session to the next over the last decade was one of the concerns raised by defence lawyer Leroy Equiano at Tuesday’s opening of the Michaelmas session of the Home Circuit Court… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Sound System Culture Relies On Rural Jamaica For Survival. In light of an article published in The Sunday Gleaner on September 7, 2014, titled ‘The good, the bad and the ugly of dub splicing’, where the practice of dubplate splicing and sound system culture in Jamaica was explored, sound system operators have come forward to clarify the view that Jamaica’s sound system and clash culture is dying… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Best Boyz For Caribbean Cup – Schäfer. Reggae Boyz head coach, Winfried ‘Winnie’ Schäfer, is promising that Jamaica will be at full strength when the nation hosts the eight-team 2014 Caribbean Cup final phase, which will be played in Montego Bay from November 9-18… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com