6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 17, 2014


  1. Phillips’ Budget Targets. Taxpayers will today listen keenly to hear whether Finance and Planning Minister Dr Peter Phillips’ earlier pronouncement that the Govern-ment has no plans to impose new taxes this fiscal year holds true, when he opens the Budget Debate… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Replace Tax – Gov’t Document: GCT On Petroleum Products Could Boost Export Sector. A government of Jamaica document has said that Jamaica’s export sector could benefit if Jamaica abandons the policy of charging Special Consumption Tax (SCT) on petroleum products, replacing it instead with General Consumption Tax (GCT)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Kartel Files Appeal. Entertainer Vybz Kartel and his three other co-convicts on Tuesday filed appeals against their convictions and sentences… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Fall-Off In Police Killings Linked To Clarendon Probe. The widening investigation into allegations that some members of the Clarendon police are engaged in extra-judicial killings has been cited as one of the reasons for the near 50 per cent fall-off in police killings in the first quarter of this year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Revision Of Climate Change Policy Scheme Nears Completion. Jamaica’s Climate Change Framework Policy and Action Plan could receive parliamentary approval early this new financial year, following a series of public consultations to inform amendments to the document… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. JADCO Admits To Errors. The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) has admitted that procedures, not consistent with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) standards, were made during its sample collection last year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com