6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 19, 2014

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  1. Lights Will Stay On: JPS Says Old Plants Can Hold, Contemplates Power Ship. Despite its Old Harbour and Hunts Bay plants being more than 40 years old, the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) said yesterday that it was unlikely they would crumble and leave the island in darkness before a replacement plant is commissioned… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Gas Price Higher Than EWI’s. The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) said yesterday that the cost of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the grid would be higher than the US$0.1288 per kWh which Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell had set as the benchmark for the fuel… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Travel Exec Challenges Region To Improve Tourism Brands, Marketing. The region’s largest supplier of land-based visitors, Apple Leisure Group, says the Caribbean could be attracting up to 30 million visitors from the United States annually if it ups its ante in brand differentiation, marketing and integrated alignment… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Lawyers Request Station Records, Phone Data In Deane Murder Case. The attorneys representing the men charged with the beating death of construction worker Mario Deane, who was assaulted while in police custody, yesterday asked the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court for several documents required for preparation of their defence… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Jamaican’s Cautioned Against False Sense Of Water Security. The rains have returned, bringing with them relief from drought conditions that plagued the island during the summer, but Jamaicans must guard against a false sense of water security… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. JFF Hit With Hue Lawsuit. National footballer Jermaine Hue has filed a multi-million dollars lawsuit against the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and the national football team doctor, Dr Carlton Fraser… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com