6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 4, 2016

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  1. ‘Unemployment Gonna Skyrocket’ – 33% Minimum Wage Hike Unfeasible, Say Business Groups. The headaches pounding the Andrew Holness administration over its income tax plan could get worse as two national business associations – representing more than 250,000 members – say job cuts will be certain if the pre-election minimum wage proposal is implemented… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. 200,000-Strong Business Group Wants Shaw To ‘Come Clean.’ The 200,000-strong Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Alliance says Finance Minister Audley Shaw should “come clean” and apologise for giving the country the impression he was not aware the money collected from a special tax on fuel was placed in the Consolidated Fund instead of being set aside in a special fund… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. ‘I’m Being Targeted’ – Burke Claims Hanna Misguided As No-Confidence Motion Brought To NEC. Claiming that he’s being “targeted”, Paul Burke, the embattled People’s National Party (PNP) general secretary, says a motion of no confidence brought against him yesterday by Region One Chairman Lisa Hanna is misguided for reasons he is refusing to state publicly… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Double Delight – West Indies Men And Women Earn High Praises After Thrilling T20 Victories. Caribbean pride was on full display yesterday after the West Indies men’s and women’s senior cricket teams scored historic and dramatic victories to crown themselves champions at the World Twenty20 tournament in India… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Broken – Class, Colour And Gender Discrimination Hurting Our Youth. Eighty-six per cent of young Jamaicans believe persons in their age group (14 to 40) have faced some form of discrimination in Jamaica despite the island’s motto, ‘Out of Many, One People’… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. CaPRI Hosts Youth Town Hall To Mark Anniversary Of Obama Visit. The Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) will today host a youth town hall meeting that is intended to mark the one-year anniversary of the visit of United States President Barack Obama to Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com