6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 9, 2013

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  1. Bruce Didn’t Trust JDF – Golding Sought US Aid In Verifying Tivoli Claims Of Abuse By Soldiers. Correspondence between United States government officials have indicated that former Prime Minister Bruce Golding three years ago alluded to a trust deficit with army officials after soldiers descended on Tivoli Gardens, West Kingston, to nab notorious area don Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Gov’t Mulls Cheaper Housing Solution. A housing breakthrough could be under way for low-income Jamaicans as the Government considers the mass roll-out of units, which are said to cost less than $1 million to construct… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. 20 Days To Act On New Tax Legislation. The Government has 20 days to pass an act which will harmonise the tax treatment of charities across tax types and remove the ministerial discretion of the minister of finance to grant waivers to charitable organisations… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Hylton Bats For University Town. Imagine a pedestrian Mecca being created around Papine square, forcing all vehicles to be diverted to a proposed bypass. Then, picture various cafés, party streets, study houses and booming businesses in a crime-free area which is traversed by thousands of tertiary-level students daily… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Gov’t Puts Final Touches On Climate Change Dep’t. Government is, within weeks, to begin advertising for core staff members for the long-awaited Climate Change Department. Chairman of the island’s Climate Change Advisory Committee, Dr Conrad Douglas made the revelation in an interview with The Gleaner on Monday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Gay Is In The Picture. Behind the warm and respectful applause for Tyson Gay at last Saturday’s Jamaica Invitational, there was tangible concern. The quiet American sprinter placed himself squarely in the World Championships sprint picture with a 9.86-second dash over 100 metres… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
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