6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 19, 2013


  1. Power Hopes Surge – OUR Announces Preferred Bidder For 360MW Plant – Paulwell Expects Significant Cut In Electricity Costs By 2016. Despite a bold pronouncement from Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell that Jamaica is on the way to cutting its energy cost by half in the next five years, the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) and Azurest Cambridge Power say they have not done any modelling to make such a forecast… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. NIA Presses Tight-Lipped Gov’t To Take Action On OCG Report – Cabinet Expected To Discuss Findings As Pressure Mounts. The Gleaner has been reliably informed that Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is moving to convene a special meeting to discuss the findings of the contractor general in the Spaldings Market shops scandal… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. MP Warns Of Ill Effects Of Ganja. Member of Parliament for North West St Ann, Dr Dayton Campbell, who is a medical practitioner, on Tuesday warned against the ill and wide-ranging negative effects of decriminalising marijuana, a proposal moved in a motion by his colleague Raymond Pryce… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. European Union Boosts Jamaica’s Disaster Fund. Following a two-year break in funding in budgetary-support payments to the Jamaican Government, the European Union (EU) announced yesterday that it has now resumed disbursements… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Canada Weary Of Fighting Jamaica’s Meat-Importation Ban. Canada has given up on getting Jamaica to lift the decade-old ban on importation of meat products from its North American trading partner… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Weir Eager For Rare Relay Record. Having got a taste of relay success on the international stage following his run in the heats for Jamaica’s 4x100m team, which went on to take gold at last month’s World Championships, Warren Weir is now hungry for more… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com