6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 28, 2015


  1. Jamaicans For Justice Hit With $11 Million In Back Taxes. Having lost its charity status, after its application to the Department of Cooperatives and Friendly Societies was rejected, Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is now facing an overhang of statutory and back taxes totalling $11 million… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Customs Tackles Manufacturers Who Leak Sugar Into The Retail Trade. As major players in the manufacturing sector strongly oppose the Government’s plans to impose a cess on imported refined sugar, head of Jamaica Customs, Major Richard Reese, has disclosed that his agency has clamped down on manufacturers who have leaked this product into the retail market… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. PETCOM Tops Gov’t’s Divestment Priorities. Fuelled by the planned changing of gears in the Government’s push to divest public assets, attention is being centred on the Petroleum Company of Jamaica Limited (PETCOM)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Elderly Victim Testifies In First Jamaican Lottery Scam Case. An elderly widow who authorities say was among dozens of victims of a Jamaican lottery scam told jurors in federal court she lost about US$300,000 and borrowed against her insurance policy with the hopes of collecting US$19 million to help her family… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Growth Forum: Oh, For Some Development! Nerris Hawthorne, head of the Lucea Development Initiative, said if the town of Lucea is to fully realise its growth potential, a comprehensive plan must be developed immediately to attract investment… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Experts Fear Knowledge May Affect Jamaica’s ‘Best 400m Crop Ever’. Thousands in chilly ‘Philly’ froze momentarily when Kingston College’s (KC) Akeem Bloomfield pulled up during the Championship of Americas high school boys 4×100 metres at the Penn Relays here Saturday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com