6 Things You Need To Know Today: April 11, 2013

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  1. Tax Talks – Crucial Meeting Between Finance Ministry, Sector Interests To Discuss Removal Of Waivers Today. The Business Processing Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) is among several interest groups scheduled to meet with tax administrators at the Ministry of Finance and Planning today to discuss the likely impact the removal of tax incentives could have on their members… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Put The People First – Ruel Reid Offers Lesson On Leadership. Ruel Reid, principal of Jamaica College, has said tribal politics has been a hindrance to the nation’s sustainable development. He said Jamaica’s low productivity is the result of the absence of productive values… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. ‘We’re Here To Stay!’ Despite the current economic climate and long-standing issues, stakeholders believe the security industry is alive and even growing… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Walker Loses Another Court Case. Former Commissioner of Customs Danville Walker has lost yet another court battle with the Office of the Contractor General (OCG)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Folk Icon Lost. Dr Olive Lewin, pioneering Jamaican music researcher and founder of the Jamaican Folk Singers in 1967, died last night at the University Hospital of the West Indies… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Sprint Dream Leads Walker To Racers. Declaring a lifelong dream to try her fortunes at the sprint hurdles and the sprints, Olympic and World 400-metre hurdles champion Melaine Walker has revealed that her decision to walk away from the MVP Track Club was due mainly to the refusal of head coach Stephen Francis to help her realise her ambitions in that regard… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com