O-Wrap: UTech lecturers protest... Road works not properly planned... JPS, NWC pay out over $40m
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:
University of Technology (UTech) President, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, a short while ago, disclosed that a 3:00 pm meeting scheduled today between the university management and the union representing lecturers on industrial action did not take place.
Members of the public are being advised that Ashenhiem Road off Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston is still closed to vehicular traffic following a fire at a business place this morning.
It is day two of bumper-to-bumper traffic in the Corporate Area resulting from ongoing road works, and commuters are getting more frustrated by the minute.
Attorney General of Jamaica and St James Member of Parliament Marlene Malahoo Forte has made an appeal for patience amidst complaints by motorists about the traffic congestion in the Corporate Area due to road improvement works.
The Jamaica Bankers Association (JBA) and the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) have agreed to form a high-level working group to explore solutions to challenges faced by small and medium sized entities in accessing credit.
The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has disclosed that utility companies, Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) and the National Water Commission (NWC), paid out more than $40 million to their customers between January and March 2018, for service breaches.
A Rhode Island woman accused of funneling lottery scam money between the US and Jamaica through her airline job goes on trial in federal court in North Dakota this week.
Jamaican company Technological Solutions Limited (TSL), headed by Dr Andre Gordon, has been contracted by Caribbean Agricultural and Research Institute to revise the CARICOM standards and Code of Practice for the packaging of natural coconut water in the region.
Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has lauded organisers of the 57th Montego Bay Yacht Club's International Marlin Tournament for selecting the Cornwall Regional Hospital as a beneficiary.
Some 1,200 volunteers are expected to participate in the National Environment and Planning Agency's (NEPA) beach clean-up at Hellshire Bay Beach in St Catherine as part of activities for International Coastal Clean-Up Day (ICCD) on September 15.
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