6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 11, 2015

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  1. Shift Tax Burden – Top Economist Calls For High GCT, Low Employment Taxes. One of Jamaica’s leading economists, Dr Damien King, is suggesting that the Government, as part of its tax reform, lift the burden of employment taxes and transfer them to consumption tariffs such as general consumption tax (GCT)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Costly Wells – NWC Spending Millions To Reactivate Water Sources. The National Water Commission (NWC) has in the past month sought to make use of a number of wells to bolster the decreasing water supplies brought on by the drought… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Injured JUTC Driver To Be Questioned In Fatal Freak Crash. It was a nasty sight at West Parade in downtown Kingston yesterday morning as looters descended on a crash scene, pulling splattered melon and other fruit from the spot where a slipper vendor was crushed and another person injured by a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) passenger bus… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Stranded Mckenzie Returns To England. Neville McKenzie is to return to England on the weekend, as he has obtained a refusal-of-entry clearance after being left stranded in Jamaica, a country he was visiting for first time in more than 50 years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. KSAC Not Taking Downtown Market District Seriously. Even as Jamaica continues to explore opportunities for growth, one academic has lamented that a key aspect of the economy is being ignored by policymakers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. ‘Belief Still Alive’, Says Sunshine Girls Head Coach Reynolds. Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls were in a militant mood yesterday, as they rebounded from the disappointment of their Pool B defeat to England in the 2015 Netball World Cup in Australia to dispatch Scotland 71-24 in a one-sided affair… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com