6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 29, 2014

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  1. Gov’t Plea For EWI – State Considers Approach To IDB As Loan Rejected For 381MW Project. The Jamaican Government is contemplating making an approach to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to ask that it respond favourably to a loan request from Energy World International (EWI)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Prime Minister’s Report Card. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will make her contribution to the 2014-2015 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives today, where she will likely outline a laundry list of promises for this legislative year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Authorities Regrouping Against Lotto Scammers. Jamaica’s Financial Investigations Division (FID) has revealed that it is now reviewing its strategies aimed at tackling the deadly lottery scam, after a report by the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) showed that American citizens were defrauded out of US$39 million (J$4.3 billion) last year through the scam… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Fitz Jackson Not Against Withdrawal Tax. Former State Finance Minister Fitz Jackson has indicated he is not against the withdrawal tax proposed by Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips, but objects to account holders paying it… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Ferguson Targets Prime Time Alcohol Advertisements. Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson has said he plans to tackle prime time alcohol advertisements… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Gatlin Looks Forward To Jamaican Support. Top American sprinter, Justin Gatlin, said he is excited about competing in the island at this Saturday’s IAAF World Challenge Jamaica International Invitational, at the National Stadium… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com