6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 15, 2016

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  1. Gov’t Eyes Taxes – GCT, SCT Projected To Pull In Bulk Of Increased Revenue. Jamaicans could see an increase in general consumption tax (GCT) and or be required to pay taxes on items now zero rated as the Andrew Holness administration projects to collect $16 billion more in GCT for the new financial year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Sir Patrick Could Be Out Of Job – Holness Admin Pushing To Remove Queen. Governor General Sir Patrick Allen could be out of a job by the end of this legislative year if the Andrew Holness administration gets bipartisan support for proposed legislation to replace Queen Elizabeth II with a non-executive president as head of state… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. More Skills Training, Music, Arts, Civics Needed In School Says 16-Y-O. Sixteen-year-old Westwood High School student Shukura Wallen says that the Ministry of Education should introduce more skills training in schools and also place more emphasis on music and the arts at that level… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. ‘Don’t Forget The Farmers’. St Mary-based farmers have a variety of opinions and suggestions as to how the Government should approach development in the agricultural sector… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. ‘Make Primary Health Care A Priority’. Some stakeholders are contending that if respectability is to return to the health sector, primary health care must get priority attention from the government in its 2016 Budget allocations… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Hinds Must Go! Ramdin Tells WIPA Boss To Resign. West Indies wicketkeeper and batsman Denesh Ramdin has called for West Indies Players Association (WIPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Wavell Hinds to resign amid the latter’s handling of recent West Indies players salary negotiations… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

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