6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 8, 2016

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  1. Scamming On ‘Decline’ But West Remains ‘Epicentre’ Of Activities. Lottery scamming activity is ‘declining’ in western Jamaica, but that section of the island remains the “epicentre” of the deadly multimillion-dollar illicit business in the island… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Jamaica, Trinidad And Tobago Begin Talks On Entry Concerns. Talks have begun between the governments of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, following recent cases in which Jamaicans were denied entry to the twin-island republic… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Local Authority Declares Jamaica Compliant With Tax Evasion Regulations. Seeking to prevent potential concerns in light of this week’s global revelations through the so-called ‘Panama Papers’, the government entity that markets Jamaica as a place for international financial and business services said yesterday that the island is in compliance with “all international regulatory standards”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Abolition Of Prelims Can Speed Up Court Cases, Say Attorneys. Although there is a general perception that the courts dispense justice too slowly, immediate past president of the Cornwall Bar Association Michael Erskine believes there have been improvements in court management, particularly following the activation of a new law abolishing the preliminary enquiry system… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Bus Fare Increased For Some Along New Highway. Commuters in buses that use the north-south leg of Highway 2000, from Caymanas to Unity Valley (near Moneague), are paying increased bus fares, at least in some instances… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Portmore Set Sights On RSPL Final. Promoted Portmore United have their sights set on finishing at least among the top two in the 2015-16 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com