6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 26, 2016

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  1. Police Tackle Road Crashes…’Three Es’ To Put Brakes On Traffic Accidents. Head of the police Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, has declared that the police will continue to operate under the umbrella of the ‘three Es’ – enforcement, education and engineering – in order to combat the crippling problem of high road fatalities… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Relief For Ravaged Portland Residents. With three disaster-ravaged residents at Mill Bank in the Rio Grande Valley of Portland pondering their next move, word has emerged that a team from Food For The Poor will visit that area today… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. No Fee Hike This Year BCJ Declares Amid Projections For 19% Increase In Licence Fee Income. The Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ) says no increase in licence fees is being contemplated although the government-owned regulating entity is projecting a 19 per cent increase in income from fees for this fiscal year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Deportees Cry Discrimination! Several Jamaicans living here after being deported from foreign countries claim local employers are making their lives difficult by refusing them jobs despite possessing the required skills and qualifications… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. NHT Payments Now Being Made Through TAJ. Self-employed contributors to the National Housing Trust (NHT) are now required to make their monthly payments through the tax offices run by Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. ICC Slams ‘Disrespectful’ West Indies. Cricket’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), blasted the West Indies cricket team for the behaviour of some of its players following the final of the Twenty20 World Cup in India earlier this month… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com