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

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  1. ‘No Tax Haven’ … But Jamaica To Push Ahead With Financial Centre Plans Amid Panama Papers Revelations. As global fallout continues over the leak of millions of documents on offshore financing, the Jamaican Government has signalled it will press ahead with plans to make Jamaica an international financial services centre… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Jamaica After Obama: Commentators Suggest Obama’s Visit Was A Play To China, Say Benefits To Jamaica Have Been Limited. Professor Paul Golding, dean of the College of Business and Management at the University of Technology (UTech), is arguing that last year’s visit of United States President Barack Obama was motivated by the increasing reach of the Chinese in the Caribbean… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Final Day For Candidates To File Election Expenses. Today is the final day for all candidates who contested the February general election, or their agents, to file returns on their election expenses with the returning officer in their respective constituencies… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Mahfood Reiterates Stance On T&T Restrictions – Consumers Supportive. William Mahfood, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), is maintaining his view that the Government of Jamaica should impose restrictions on products imported from Trinidad and Tobago, following a series of incidents in which a number of Jamaicans were recently denied entry to the twin-island republic… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Dr Andre Haughton: ‘It Would Be Difficult For Ja To Maintain Different Tax Thresholds.’ Since the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) won the February 25 general election, Jamaicans have been patiently waiting to see what this new government has to offer. Many promises were made during the election campaign. Some were timely, given the growth trajectory the country wants to put itself on. Others were welcoming, given the low income and high taxes that Jamaicans face on average… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. WICB’s Nanthan Slams Sammy. The vice-president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Emmanuel Nanthan, yesterday launched a major broadside against Darren Sammy 48 hours after he led West Indies into the history books by becoming the first team to capture the T20 World Cup twice… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com