6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. KC in the lead at Champs
  2. Tax tightrope
  3. Big money spend for Champs
  4. Ja on track to meet EPOC
  5. No money for women in politics
  6. CARICOM watching UWI net-zero energy building

1. KC in the lead for Champs

Title favourites Kingston College (KC) have taken the early lead going into today’s third day of the 107th ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships. KC, who are aiming to win the boys’ title for the first time since 2009, captured two gold medals on yesterday’s second day of competition at the National Stadium. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Tax tightrope

While some real estate owners will be marginally affected by the amendments to property tax rates and Government’s revaluation of land, others may be forced to sell their holdings in order to manage their tax obligation, given the massive increases they are now facing, says Realtors Association of Jamaica President Edwin Wint. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Big money spend for Champs

The pursuit of Boys and Girls’Athletics Championships supremacy is proving a more rigid task off the track as defending Girls’ champions Edwin Allen High had to fork out approximately $1 million for six days of accommodation while their closest rivals, Hydel High, try daily to fund a hefty $4-$5 million Champs blueprint. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Ja on track to meet EPOC targets

The body overseeing Jamaica’s economic reform programme under the deal with the International Monetary Fund says the Government is on track to meeting set targets for the end of this month. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. No quota for women in politics

The introduction of a quota system in the political landscape to facilitate a greater number of women at all levels of politics, has been shunned by a group of young men, majority of whom stated that gender presented no barrier to political aspirations. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. CARICOM watching UWI net-zero energy building

With buildings accounting for a third of growing energy use within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the construction of the University of the West Indies’ (UWI’s) net-zero energy building is being watched for, among other things, its knowledge transfer value. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.