6 Things You Need To Know Today: April 26, 2013


  1. ‘We’ve Been Butchered’: Holness Tells Gov’t To Backtrack On Taxes, Pitches 10-Point Formula. Opposition Leader Andrew Holness yesterday summoned the Portia Simpson Miller administration to halt plans to impose the revised property tax, even as he launched a broadside against the Government for subjecting Jamaicans to what he characterised as unprecedented hardship… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Gordon-Webly Fined – Former NSWMA Head Pleads Guilty To Breaching Corruption Prevention Act. The former head of the National Solid Waste Management Authority, (NSWMA) Joan Gordon-Webley, was yesterday fined a total of $16,000 for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Bauxite Revival – UC Rusal To Switch From Oil To Natural Gas And Reopen Refineries. The long-anticipated revival of the local bauxite industry is moving closer to reality with UC Rusal, the world’s largest aluminium producer, confirming yesterday that it plans to reopen its Alpart and Kirkvine refineries shortly… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Paulwell Gives Tablets To Parliamentarians. Phillip Paulwell may not have been able to announce lower electricity rates just yet, but he succeeded in illuminating Wednesday’s sitting of Parliament when he presented tablet computers to parliamentarians, and spoke of 20,000 tablet computers to be delivered to 30 public schools – from basic to high schools… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Tablets Should Reduce School Expenses – Thwaites. Plans by the Government to equip thousands of schoolchildren across the island with tablet computers is expected to significantly reduce the amount of money parents are usually asked to fork out at the beginning of the school term to purchase textbooks, Education Minister Ronald Thwaites has said… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6.  NWC Announces Water Restrictions – Company Urges Customers To Store The Precious Commodity. In an attempt to manage the limited water supply in the Rio Cobre/Tulloch Spring and Ferry water supply systems, the National Water Commission (NWC) yesterday implemented a new distribution schedule on these systems… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com