6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 23, 2015


  1. Shot In The Back – Simmons Disturbed By Tivoli Operation Post-Mortem Reports. Thirsty-five or nearly half of the more than 70 persons killed during the 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens were shot in the back, chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Sir David Simmons revealed yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Startups Get Ease Under Amended Minimum Business Tax. Start-up businesses will not be required to pay the Minimum Business Tax until after two years of operations… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Released St Mary Teen Could Sue State For Terrorism Claims. Now that he has been released into the custody of his father, the St Mary teenager who was arrested on terrorism-related suspicions may have grounds for civil action against the State… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Chung Vows Transparency As New NSWMA Board Chair. Dennis Chung, the newly announced chairman of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), said yesterday that the primary goal of his team would be to put a proper governance structure in place at the public-cleansing entity, so that there is “greater transparency and the perception from the public is much improved”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. OUR Adjusts New Rates Imposed On JPS. The Office of Utilities Regulations (OUR) yesterday announced it has amended its recent determination of rates for the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) because of errors in the data the company provided to the OUR in its tariff submission… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Jamaicans Begin Hunt For Penn Relays Glory. For the next three days, Jamaican athletes will be in the spotlight as the 101st staging of the Penn Relays will get under way inside the Franklin Field Stadium, starting at 9 a.m. (Jamaica Time)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com