6 Things You Need To Know Today: April 3, 2013

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  1. Tax Increased Too Soon – Conflicting Documents Lead To Earlier Introduction Of Education Tax Increase. Discrepancy between two documents reportedly from the Ministry of Finance and Planning has led to some employers deducting the increased education tax one month earlier than was required… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Loans Up, Bad Debt Down. Bad debts held by financial institutions monitored by the central bank have dropped while total loans hit record levels in 2012, according to the latest Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) data… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com 
  3. Forestry Dept Dispute Threatens Wage Negotiations. Industrial unrest at the Forestry Department resulting from a number of government workers being booted from their jobs is threatening to undermine the current round of wage negotiations between the Government and public-sector unions… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. We’re Through With ‘Bungles’, Says DPP. The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) yesterday indicated it would not pursue the corruption case against Superintendent of Police Harry ‘Bungles’ Daley any further… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Ja Must Prepare For A Major Earthquake – US Expert. United States seismic expert Professor Eric Calais has called for Jamaicans to put in place long-term strategies to prepare for another major earthquake on the island… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Classroom Assessment Takes Spotlight At Teachers’ Conference. With assessment in the classroom identified as one of the weakest areas in the standards in the education and learning process in schools, the Ministry of Education has recommended a five-pronged approach to deal with the problem… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com