6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Munro wins Schools’ Challenge Quiz
  2. Records already falling at Champs
  3. Tesha deportation delayed
  4. Accountant General Department moving to Oceana Building
  5. Property tax leaps
  6. Ja energy diversification gets world attention

1. Munro wins Schools’ Challenge Quiz

In a stunning comeback this evening, Munro College from St Elizabeth beat defending champions, Titchfield High School 27-24 to take the 2017 TVJ Schools’ Challenge Quiz title – their sixth hold in the history of the 48-year-old competition. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Records already falling at Champs

Kimar Farquharson showed impressive power and endurance, while Shanette Allison was explosive and commanding, both bothering the record-keepers on yesterday’s opening day of the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Tesha deportation delayed

The deportation of reputed Jamaican gang leader Tesha Miller from The Bahamas, which was expected to happen yesterday, has been placed on hold. Assistant Commissioner Ealan Powell, head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Criminal Investigation Branch, said the decision was taken by the Bahamian authorities. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Accountant General’s Department moving to Oceana building

The Accountant General’s Department (AGD) is to be relocated to the Oceana Building in downtown Kingston by the end of April. Accountant General, Carlene Murdock, reportedly made the disclosure at a recent JIS Think Tank. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Property tax leaps

While the Government pushes ahead with plans to create what it says is a more equitable and modern tax system, thousands of individuals and entities have been learning they will this year be required to pay huge increases to Tax Administration Jamaica for the property they own. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Ja energy diversification gets world attention

Jamaica improved six spots to 92 worldwide to become a global case study for energy diversification, according to the annual study produced by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Trading partner and oil-producer Trinidad & Tobago inched up one spot to 109 from 110 a year earlier. See full story on The Gleaner’s website